I was a substitute for almost nine years while in college. Before I landed my current position, I was an Intervention Specialist at a nearby school in another district. There, I taught 3rd, 4th and 5th graders Social Studies to help prepare them for the Benchmark Test.
I am a firm believer in the reading and writing. Many of the students in my district do not like to read or write, so I have to get creative when providing differentiated activities. I want to make learning fun for my students and in turn, I feel they remember the activities we conquer.
I won the President's Award in college for the mounds of volunteer work I accomplished. I was the editor of my college campus' newspaper and then later became the editor of the A&E section a few months before graduating. I am also a published author of many education and health articles with various magazines throughout the country.
* Associates of Science, a Bachelors in Communication and 12 credits shy of a Masters in Education. * I teach photography classes in my spare time and I am a hike leader for the Georgia Sierra Club where I take hikers into the mountains of North Georgia - the land of waterfalls, the southern regions of North and South Carolina on waterfall photography treks. One day I will trek into the mountains of southern Tennessee.
For 15 years I worked in Corporate America as an Executive Administrative Assistant. One cold winter's day, 3 weeks before Christmas, I was let go of my duties at an Educational Resource Company. I was devastated!! It was then I decided I didn't need the corporate world and knew losing my job was a blessing, so I started my adventure in college and now here I am teaching English Language Arts to 6th graders. Not a day goes by where I am not thinking about how to be creative in the classroom.