I graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. I also hold a Gifted Education endorsement from the University of Virginia. I am currently in my 25th year of teaching. My first 22 years were in the state of Virginia and now I am living and teaching in Eastern North Carolina.
My teaching style combines whole and small group lessons with differentiation provided in small group and in one on one meetings. Students need an accurate balance of core skill instruction and practice along with opportunities to participate in test taking strategies. The use of technology is crucial and should mesh with the students age levels and needs with in the classroom.
WITN Teacher of the Week
As a child, I constantly played school. Looking back, I had some exceptional teachers during my years in school. I was fortunate enough to complete my student teaching with my own third and fourth grade teachers. Later, several of those same teachers volunteered in my classroom on a weekly basis.
I have been happily married for just over 20 years and am the mother of two wonderful boys. When we are not out on the river, we are usually at swim practice or the baseball field. Our family is the proud owner of one yellow lab named Buoy. Luckily he loves the water as much as we do!