I have been teaching for 16 years. I began my career at a Waldorf-inspired school as a support teacher for a first grade class, then moved with them to second grade. I then taught first grade for five years at a title one charter school, followed by one year in fifth grade at the same school. I then taught four years at a MAST magnet school. I taught first and second grades. I was also their magnet coordinator for two years as well as the intervention teacher. I currently work at my former school as the Art and Engineering Specialist where I teach K-5 grades daily. I have found my true passion.
I love hands-on activities for my students. Art and Engineering allows for SO much hands-on activities. I love being a facilitator style instructor. I give them the materials, the constraints, and the opportunities to imagine, create, and learn. What a fantastic way of teaching!
I was nominated for 2015, 2017, and 2018 Teacher of the Year.
B.A. from SSU, Teaching Credential from Chapman University, currently working on my Master's Degree in Innovative Learning with Touro University.
I enjoy singing, laughing, telling stories and jokes, playing music with my family, letterboxing, writing, traveling, watercolor painting, and teaching.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Health, Art, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Women's History Month, Classroom Community