I have been a classroom teacher for thirty years! Most of those years were spent as a public school teacher. I have also taught at a charter school, which stressed integrating the arts across the curriculum.
I love integrating the arts into the curriculum! Happy classrooms with a buzz of business and colorful bulletin boards make a great environment for teaching and learning.
I've had many honors throughout my teaching career. I think just being a teacher and working with kids is the greatest honor ever!
I had amazing elementary education teachers and lived around the corner from the school. Many of my family members are educators!
I have been married for thirty-five years to my high school sweetheart! We have two grown sons and a maltipoo! Teaching is my way of expressing my creativity and passing on knowledge to my students by appealing to their natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Measurement, Science, Biology, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Music, Drama, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Dance, Valentine's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Handwriting, Close Reading, Classroom Community