I began my teaching career in 1989, which reflects my name Rockin Resources. I love the eighties hair bands! My students have grabbed my heart every day for the past 20 + years and my passion has always been to create an environment where they ENJOY learning! My community and students have always embraced my love for teaching and supported my creative ways to motivate students to reach their highest potential. I am never more proud than when a past student reaches out to tell me how much I inspired them in my classroom. That is success in my eyes!
I believe in teaching balanced literacy as well as meeting the needs of individual students. I make my lessons creative and motivational so that my students are excited to walk in my door each morning! I've been known a time or two to throw out a lesson for one that I came up with in the shower that morning or in a dream the night before. If I could make it more fun, then why not? Motivate-Educate-Differentiate!
Teacher of the Year, Published Research
Masters Degree in Education, Gifted and Talented Certification, National Board Certification, Technology Certification
I have two children of my own, but love on everyone else's children as well! My daughter is a senior at the University of South Carolina majoring in Marketing and Fashion Merchandising. My son is a junior in high school and plays basketball and tennis. I also have a toy poodle named Romeo and cat named Giuseppe who we call Seppy. Needless to say, I keep busy! I can't forget my husband who often says, "It is time to turn off that mind!"
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Music), Computer Science - Technology, ELA Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Close Reading