I have taught for 34 years in SC, GA, WI, and TX. My how time flies! I have taught kindergarten, first, third, and even second, if you count summer school! I have a master's degree in early childhood special education, which helps me to better meet the ever changing needs of today's learner. I even had the awesome opportunity of being a virtual K-1 teacher for 2 years in WI. In fact, I was one of the very first virtual kindergarten teachers in the country! I have been so blessed throughout the years, and I feel like teaching is truly my calling in life!
I believe that every child can learn! It is my job to teach with passion and COMPASSION. I believe that to reach a child's mind, you must first capture his heart! I run a fairly structured classroom, because I have learned through my experiences that this is what young children need and want--even though they may not admit it! I always focus on the positive, and strive to help each and every child reach his full potential, no matter what that may be.
*Teacher of the Year and Top 10 district finalist in Greenville, SC *Team Leader for 10+ years in GA and TX *Presenter at Frog Street Press Summer Splash national educational conference *Writer of multiple grants in SC, GA, and TX *Author of several lessons in college textbooks
*The College of Charleston (SC)--undergrad *The University of Alabama (AL)--undergrad *Furman University (SC)--Master's Degree
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