I am beginning my third year of teaching, and my first year of teaching 4th grade. My first two years were in 6th grade teaching ELA and Social Studies. Now, as a 4th grade teacher, my class is self-contained.
I like to incorporate cooperative groups in my teaching when possible. I mix independent work with small groups and whole group instruction.
Although I have not received any formal honors or awards, the compliments from my parents and teachers keep me going!
I graduated from Slippery Rock University in May 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in elementary education. I am currently working toward a Master's degree in literacy from Canisius College. I'll be walking across the stage again in May 2014!
I originally grew up in Buffalo, NY, but I have lived all around the East Coast. North Carolina is currently where I call home, but I'm sure the wind will take me away somewhere new in the near future.