I am a 23 year veteran classroom teacher with a passion for making learning interactive, fun, and rigorous for my students. Guided Reading and Guided Math are my areas of expertise. I am a Guided Math trainer and have been teaching through a guided math approach for the past four years. I have been a curriculum writer for the past 5 years as well.
I LOVE to make new and interesting activities to accompany the lessons I teach. I love using manipulatives and games to practice the skills my students have learned.
Masters Degree from Fordham University. I also have 60 credits over my master's degree from various classes that I have taken.
I am married to a firefighter and I have 15 year old twin boys! They make me smile every day!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Health, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Economics , Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading