Hi! My name is Rochel, and I absolutely LOVE teaching especially those little ❤Firsties! I have taught in a variety of different communities from inner city to affluent, from public to private, and have co-directed and taught in a preschool. Currently, I am mentoring teachers and teaching first grade in an amazing underprivileged school. Even though I have 20+ years of experience, I am always looking for new and fun ways to learn and explore with my class!
I love to laugh and have fun with my students while tapping into their amazing sense of wonder! My goal is to create hands-on, interactive lessons that help instill a passion and love for learning while strengthening understanding.
I have been awarded the Education Award and the Community Leadership Award.
I have a BA in Elementary Education and am currently working on my Orton Gillingham certification.
I am very blessed with a supportive and loving husband and four beautiful children (20 year old triplets and a 13 year old).
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Phonics, Classroom Community