I have been teaching in my current district for 7 years now; five of those being in 1st grade, one year spent in Kindergarten and this will be my 2nd year in 2nd grade. Before that, I taught for 2 years in a Montessori school with a Kindergarten and 1st grade combination classroom. Right out of college I spent 3 years substitute teaching in every grade from Kindergarten to 8th.
I love to let the students discover their learning cooperatively in a structured and safe environment.
During my first year teaching in my current district, I applied for and won a technology grant that gave me hours of training and thousands of dollars worth of equipment for my classroom. During the 2011-2012 school year, my principal honored me with our districts "Teacher of the Month" award. A few years back one of my students broke the district's 10 year long standing AR record for most tests passed in a school year!
Elementary Education Major, Early Childhood Minor, MAEd in Elementary, ELL Endorsement, Professional Certificate
My husband and I love to do projects around our home and spend time with our dogs, cats, chickens, and goats. I am lucky to have my summers "off" and the time to work in our garden, catch up on school projects and relax.
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), World Language, Spanish, ELA Test Prep, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Mental Math, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Test Preparation