20 years experience 18 years in a high poverty, struggling school 2 years in a fundamental school 19 years of self-contained education 1 year served as a math and science curriculum coach for my district Presenter in many school based and district level trainings and workshops
Prefer to work collaboratively with like minded teammates Strive toward highly engaging and structured classroom environment I strive to be a mixture of teaching styles; demonstrator, coach, authority, and facilitator. I like for my classroom to focus on real world problem solving and issues. I like to encourage a more constructivism in my classroom and encourage students to make meaning and develop ideas from what we learn.
Two nominations for Teacher of the Year, one of which I made it to the 20 finalists from Florida district Formerly Nationally Board Certified
Master's degree in curriculum & instruction from UF B.A. from the USF in elementary education
I spent 20 years teaching in a struggling, low socio-economic school. Now I work at the opposite end of the spectrum at a fundamental elementary school. Although there are frustrations with the educational system itself, on the day to day, I love what I do!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Close Reading