I have taught for nearly 20 years in the public school system. I began my teaching career in Maysville, Kentucky instructing High School JROTC students. After which, I taught 5th graders at Gray's Creek Elementary School in Hope Mills, North Carolina for 4 years before departing for Nashville, Tennessee. Since arriving in Nashville, I have taught both 4th and 5th grades.
I incorporate lots of cooperative learning strategies into my lessons. I feel it's so important to get all students actively engaged in the learning process. I strive to know what motivates my students. Regarding my classroom management style it's structured and I strive for high time on task. My motto is "All the children, all the time."
Awarded Lakeview Design Center's Teacher of the Year (2011) -- Nashville, Tennessee.
I earned my Associates Degree in Management Studies while serving in the United States Army. After I retired, enrolled in Fayetteville State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in history. Shortly after my arrival in Nashville, Tennessee, I earned a M.E.D. in school administration through Trevecca Nazarene University.
Served more than 20 years in the U.S. Army. Currently, I am retired from Davidson County Schools, after serving nearly 20 years in public education. Enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and playing the guitar. I am also a songwriter and reside in Hermitage, Tennessee.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Curriculum & Instruction, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Decimals, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics