*Reading Specialist Grades 3rd-5th *Reading/Instructional Coach at an all Kindergarten School with 500 Kindergarten students 2009-2015 *Taught Kindergarten and 1st Grade for 8 years *Taught Pre-K for 2 years *Presented at the Alabama Reading Association Convention and NEAECC
My Teaching Style Recipe: *FUN *Researched Based Strategies *High Expectations based on CCSS *High Expectations based on Good Moral Character and Citizenship *Formative Assessment Embedded in Practice *Explicit Teaching *Gradual Release of Responsibility Teaching Model (I do, we do, you do) *Dash of Common Sense *Mixed with LOVE and a REAL WORLD approach to what teaching and learning really look like in the classroom!
*Teacher of the year 2011-2012 school year
National Board Certified teacher in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/ Early and Middle Childhood. Renewal of National Board Certification in 2015. Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from The University of Alabama. Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from The University of Alabama.
I married my high school sweetheart, Heath, and we have been blessed with two sweet girls. Maggy is 10 years old and Molly is 6 years old. I am extremely passionate about what I do and why I do it; teaching is not merely a job to me! Being a teacher is the fulfillment of my childhood dream!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Earth Sciences, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading