I have 30 years of experience teaching 3rd through 6th grade. I have been a math interventionist and am trained in Math Add+Vantage principles. My specialty is in teaching the standards by applying skills through creative expression.
Given my years of experience, I tend to analyze adopted programs and revise them based on what I know works. I make most of my own materials and find ways to help students gain and retain knowledge through creative means. I believe all students are capable of completing what are considered enrichment activities, and when motivated to challenge themselves, every student can succeed and enjoy what learning has to offer.
I was honored as my school's Teacher of the Year the first year I was a math interventionist. I was also awarded the "Technology Champion" for the work I did to develop a wide variety of technology-related lessons and the initiative I took to learn how to create Smart Board lessons.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Math is my second teaching field, and I also earned a Visual Arts endorsement, not through coursework, but through independent study.
I am a single mom with two kids in college. I love hiking and camping and enjoy taking part in artistic endeavors. I love to dance and try to keep in shape as I age through Zumba and strengthening workouts. I have three completely spoiled dogs and love taking them on hikes.