I was a teacher in the USA for several years before relocating overseas to teach in intentional schools for over a decade. I taught US and foreign students residing in Thailand, Japan and Singapore. This rich experience has helped me to develop an even better understanding for the world we live in and my skills for educating youth in creative ways. I have over 20 years of experience. I am now back in the USA helping students learn and grow.
As an elementary educator I believe in developing a nurturing, caring and safe environment for students to explore and discover. I believe in creating a positive, happy classroom atmosphere that inspires a passion for learning and where students have the opportunity to grow and develop at their own level of maturity and ability.
Learning Leadership Development: Support for Professional Learning Communities; Leading Changes with Professional Learning Communities; Understanding by Design; Magic Penny Reading Program; Susan Kovalik Integrated Thematic Instruction Summer Program; English as a Second Language in the Mainstream course; Completed a training course that certifies me to be a member on a WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) Visiting Accreditation Team
I hold a New York State Permanent Certification for Pre-K to 6th grade and a Masters of Education from Buffalo State College, specializing in curriculum development. I have been a team leader in charge of creating quarterly outlines for units and aligning them with the core standards.
I love designing curriculum that is interesting and fun, to grasp the attention of elementary age students. I hope you and your students love what I have created!