I am a first grade teacher of 15 years in both California and Texas. I have also taught second and kindergarten. I love creating lessons that make learning new concepts fun for all my students. I love to search out the standards and create something to make learning that standard both meaningful and effective.
I love hands on teaching where students are engaged in their learning with all of their body and brain!
Teacher of the Year 2009-2010 District Teacher Leader 2013-2014
I grew up in Texas until graduating from high school, but then moved to California and graduated from Biola University with a minor in Bible and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. I taught in California for 8 years and I am now teaching my 5th year in Texas.
I am a Christian, wife, and mother of 2 preteens!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Physical Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Handwriting, Coaching, End of Year, Phonics