Began my elementary teaching career in 1997. Most my experience has been as a classroom teacher in first and second grade but I've worked with K-5 including as a Title I Reading Specialist. During grad school I had the opportunity to teach at the high school level. I also have worked as a teaching and research assistant at the graduate level for the University of North Texas.
I believe children learn differently so my style has to be flexible to reach all of my students. The key to successful teaching is building mutual respect and trust through taking the time to get to know your students needs and interests both in and outside the classroom.
Awarded $3,000 for co-authored Dollar General Literacy Foundation Back to School Grant; Honor Societies: Alpha Chi, Beta Phi Mu, Phi Kappa Phi
School Library Certification EC – 12 Texas Teacher Certification; Elementary Self Contained 1-8 Texas Teacher Certification; Elementary Reading 1-8 Texas Teacher Certification; English as a Second Language Supplemental 1-8 (All certifications valid through 2022) Gifted and Talented - District Certified
Wife to an amazing man; mother of two wonderful grown children; and grandma to four precious grandchildren ages 5, 7, 10, and 14.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, General Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics