This is my 19th year in the classroom; 11 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'll graduate 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 am pursuing an MA.ed in Literacy and will graduate in December.
My husband and I have been married for 27 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, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World Language, French, Spanish, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Early Intervention, End of Year