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, 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, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, 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, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Handwriting, Coaching, End of Year, Phonics