I am an 18 year veteran teacher, educational consultant/speaker, and curriculum writer. I love creating lessons that make learning new concepts engaging and standards based for students. I believe in hands-on learning where students engage with the materials, each other, and the teacher everyday in every way!
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 2013-2015
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 have 18 years teaching experience ranging from K-5.
I am a Christian, wife, and mother of 2 teens!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Mathematics, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Basic Math, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading