I spent four years teaching and learning in second grade, followed by about a year and a half teaching high school Spanish, and then I returned to the elementary building at my district to teach content and tech skills in the computer lab. Whew! I am now happy to be teaching and learning third grade ELA. :)
interactive, showing rather than telling, modeling explicitly and then giving students guided practice before sending them off to work independently
Earned the "student teacher of the year award" while student teaching at Grove City College in 2006
B.S. in Elementary Education, Spanish, and Secondary Education from Grove City College in Grove City, PA M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University in Erie, PA
I reside in western Pennsylvania with my husband, my fifth grade daughter, my 4-year-old son, my 2-year-old daughter, and my cats Murphy, Cleo, and Prince. I love kids, photography, reading, Spanish, and designing my own materials to use while I teach.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Science, Biology, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Informational Text, Close Reading