My experience ranges in the Elementary grades. I have taught Pre-K/ESE students for 3 years, I've interned in 4th grade Gifted blended, taught 3rd for three years and this is my first year in 1st grade.
I teach according to my students' level. I know that being flexible is extremely important for my students and I adjust my teaching styles and strategies to help fit their needs. I am a hands-on type of teacher who likes visuals, foldables, and manipulatives to encourage learning. Technology is a major part of my classroom. My students encounter and use one form of technology each and every day.
• Conducted Online Professional Development Session via Edmodo/ Topic: Prior Knowledge and Engagement (Spring 2013) • USF Professor requests for her use of two of my assignments for future courses (Spring 2013) • First Research Case Study Conducted via USF Course , Topic: iPads and Engagment (Fall 2012) • USF Dean’s List (Summer 2012, Fall 2012) • Achieved Presidential Status in The National Society of Leadership And Success (February 24, 2012) • UNF President’s Honor Roll (Fall 2011, Spring 2012) • Nomination by UNF Administration to join the National Society of Leadership and Success (September 2011) • Presenter and registration booth attendant in the Annual Regional Crown Conference/ Topic: Parental Involvement (April 16, 2011) • UNF COEHS Dean’s List (Spring 09-Spring12) • St. Johns County School District Most Outstanding Student Volunteer of the Year (250+ Hours) (2008)
Grew up in St. Augustine Florida, attending the best schools in St. Johns County for my entire grade school career. Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bartram Trail High School. Graduated from the University of North Florida in April 2012 with a major in Elementary Education. Currently finishing up the last 2 classes of my online Masters in Reading Education program at the University of South Florida.
I have been married to my husband for over 3 years and I have never been so passionate about life and my career! I continue to make strides in my personal life and my professional career, trying to now make the job of other teachers around the country so much easier. I consider myself a life-long learner and continue to learn in the classroom everyday along with my students. I am blessed to have family, friends, and colleagues around me that continue to support me each step of the way.