The 2017-2018 school year will be my 20th in the classroom; 12 have been spent in my favorite spot--kindergarten! I continue to grow and improve as a teacher by being a learner! In December of 2016, I graduated with an MA.ed as a Literacy Specialist. I am proud to teach kindergarten in an urban public school district. With a background in Christian education, I hope to reach out to private school teachers with my products, as well as to fellow elementary teachers in public schools.
I believe in hands-on, collaborative, joyful learning. My students might be the chattiest children in the building, but I'm proud of their ability to communicate with one another. Our classroom is a kind community, documented daily through photographs and classwork. My kinders know that they are loved and appreciated!
I was honored with a Pettus Award for Excellence in Teaching, by my district, in 2015.
I hold a BSE in Elementary Education with a double certification in Early Childhood Education from Truman State University. I also hold an MA.ed in Literacy from Maryville University.
My husband and I have been married for 28 years. We have four amazing children; I was blessed to take a break from the classroom when they began to arrive. Now, I am happy to spend my days with a group of five- and six-year olds! I am a singer of songs, writer of words, and lover of lattes. Most days, you will find me with a book in my hand!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Science, Other (Science), World Language, French, Spanish, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Handwriting, Early Intervention, End of Year, Classroom Community