I have taught for 15 years. Six years ago I received an electronic smartboard. I have since been developing all of my lessons with the smartboard software. I have become very adept at designing lessons and train new teachers how to use the smartboards.
The main focus of our district is student engagement. All of my lessons I design are focused on keeping the students engaged. I use animated clipart, colors, patterns, weblinks, pictures, and videos to make the lessons both interesting and exciting for the kids. I want my students excited to come to school each and every day!!
I have won the CCS Curriculum Competition in 2008 and 2009 for grades 4-6 (Arizona competition for designing lesson using smartboard software).
I received a Bachelors Degree in Education from Arizona State University. I then proceeded to get a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. I followed that up by getting another Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
I have been happily married for 10 years now. We have 5 wonderful children. Our natural daughter is now 14 years old. We have 4 adopted Korean children ages 6, 4, 3, and 1. I enjoy spending time with all of them and we hope to adopt more.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Basic Math, Short Stories