This will be my 12th year in the classroom at the same rural AZ school I walked into to begin my teaching career. Being in such a small district I wear many hats. I taught 1st grade for my first 5 years of teaching, a 1st/2nd grade Structured English Immersion class my 6th year, 3rd grade for 4 years and spent the last year loving every minute of my ELL kinder class. Who knows where I'll end up this year.
My teaching style is a little of everything. I love the idea of Whole Brain Teaching, and implement aspects of it. My school is trained in the Nurtured Heart Approach which I also use aspects of. I believe in being consistent with expectations for both academics and behavior. I also know being flexible is a necessity when it comes to scheduling conflicts or when the lesson isn't working as well as planned. I also actively use data to drive my instruction and reteaching efforts.
Employee of the month in 2006 and 2010
I have a BS in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University.
Married for 12 years
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