I've been teaching for 32 years at the elementary school level--all grades. I'm an instructional coach for mathematics. I've presented at many state and national conferences, been invited to write books, designed curriculum and done program and course reviews at the college level. I also teach undergraduate and graduate classes--I'm credentialed in both reading and math at that level. I'm also a certified media specialist.
I'm eclectic because nothing ever works for every kid every time. A balance of instruction is needed. Kids need to experience the concept but also to learn the process. They need to know how concepts fit together and that must be stated explicitly.
Math Teacher of the Year National awards in Social Studies Teaching Nominated for Presidential Award in Mathematics and Science Teaching (3 times) Top 10 Finalist for Teacher of the Year Numerous honors for curriculum development
Bachelor's in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education Master's in Elementary Leadership Doctorate in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Statistics
I'm married to my best friend who is a Full Professor in a College of Education. I'm a mom to a talented and kind young man who excels in maths and sciences as well as music--he's an accomplished french hornist. I'm a band mom.