I have been a teacher for over 20 years in the primary school arena. I love what I do because it impacts my students' lives and their families.
I have a collaborative style of teaching. I encourage my students to share, discuss, and explore. I listen to their experiences and opinions and integrate them in the lesson. Therefore, I diversify my approach to teaching in order to reach them.
Teacher of the Year 1996; Graduated Magna Cum Laude; M.A. in Spanish; M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction; M.A. in School Administration/Educational Leadership
I explored other careers before becoming an educator. I took courses in Accounting and Business Administration before enrolling in Education. I wanted to make sure that I really wanted to be a teacher...and not just follow the family tradition. I am glad I did!
I am a third generation educator. My mom was an elementary school teacher. She worked at my grandfather's private school. My grandpa was the principal.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, World Language, French, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (ELA), Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading