This is my 20th year in education. I taught first grade for my first ten years and truly loved first and never thought I would move. Then we received a $100,000 technology grant, and I was asked to move up to middle school to help implement the grant. I taught 6th - 8th ELA and technology for four years. It was a wonderful experience, but I was glad when my wish was granted to move back down to first grade. I figured that 1st was my last stop, as I was in my happy place, but as we all know, things don't always happen the way we expect. I applied for and was offered a spot in our technology department at the district level, and it was too good of a move to pass up. Now I am working on helping our teachers as we move to a 1:1 district. Our goals are to help our teachers integrate technology effectively. It's been a fun ride thus far! Just when you think you're at your last stop, things change. I'm now an assistant principal back at the school that I taught at for 16 years. It's hard to believe, and many days I question my move, but I know that this move along with every other thing that has happened in my life has been the hand of God. So, as with everything else, I will ride this ride until God's plan is revealed once again. And I guess while writing that last paragraph, something told me that AP would not be my last stop. I loved my time as an AP, but my family suffered, my TPT store suffered, and my health was put on the back burner. Some things just aren't worth it - I'll be heading back to the School Board as soon as they fill my position. I will not say that this will be my last stop, though. We shall see - but I can't wait for things to move at a slower pace.
I love hands-on activities, and anything I can do to make things eye-appealing and cute, I'll do. It makes me happy!
I have received over $25,000 in grants along with winning a Promethean board, a set of Activexpressions, and a set of Activotes. I've been blessed!
BA in Ed 1st - 8th and Masters in leadership.
I have been married for 27 years and have three wonderful children. My oldest is a geologist for the Army Core of Engineers. I also have twins that are 23. Courtney graduated in Informatics and ran Blogs Fit for a Queen for several years, but is now focusing on her full-time job. Jeremy spent five years in college, and is now working on his electrical apprenticeship. I'm very proud of all three!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Other (Specialty), Other, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Mental Math, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community