I have 32 years of public school teaching! I have worked in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, multi-age and reading intervention.
I look for ideas to use that don't require a lot of time and preparation. Today's teachers are busy and need "stuff" that doesn't take time away from family, friends and yes...fun! I like items that are timeless and will be useful for many years to come.
Served on committees for report card creation, textbook adoption and curriculum design. Worked with Intervention Assistance Team to help teachers and parents look for alternatives to help struggling students.
I hold a BS degree in Elementary Education and a MA degree in Reading from The Ohio State University. I have Ohio licenses for grades K-8 and reading K-12. I also have validation for curriculum/supervision.
I love to spend time at the beach and enjoy home design and decorating. You can also find me in the garden playing in the dirt! I have a passion for animals and nature.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Music, Religion, Classroom Management, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Early Intervention