Washington Irving Elementary School: Hammond, IN 3 years in 4th grade, 1 year in 5th grade McDonough Middle School (Expeditionary Learning): Hartford, CT Currently teaching 6th grade ELA
I believe in the power of building an environment where each child feels loved, accepted, wanted, and liked. I believe in the power of choosing to be kind. I believe in the power of building each other up. I believe in the power of student interaction. I believe in the power of letting the children be in charge of their learning. I believe in the power of celebrating the little things. I believe in the power of making each child know that he/she is worthy and capable, of it all. I believe in children.
2015-2016 Hammond Education Foundation Outstanding Educator
I graduated from Munster HS in Munster, IN (25 miles outside of Chicago) in 2010. I then made my way down to West Lafayette where I attended Purdue University. Boiler UP! In 2014, I graduated from Purdue with a dual major in Elementary Education and Special Education: Mild Intervention.
-26 years old -Grew up in NW Indiana -Lived in Chicago -Currently teaching in Hartford, CT
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History), Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Phonics, Close Reading