I have been a public school teacher for 15 years. I have also taught preschool, adult ESL, and online for University of Phoenix. I have been a classroom teacher for grades 1-3, a technology teacher for grades K-2, and a reading teacher for grades 1-5. I currently teach 3rd grade, my favorite!
I currently teach at a standards-based grading school, so everything I do is very aligned to the Common Core. I am really getting into project based learning lately; anything that puts more learner responsibility into students' hands! :)
Third grade level chair, this year! :) Mentor teacher to new teachers, several years Master teacher to student teachers, several years Turnaround team for a struggling school 2011-2014
UNLV, B.S. Elementary Education, 1997 Lesley University, M.Ed. Educational Technology, 2000
I am a mother to three amazing sons, whom I was blessed to take five years off from teaching to raise. I love to travel and have visited schools all over the world. I also love yoga, hiking, reading, obstacle racing, and anything outside.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Geography, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Spring, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading