I am a 2010/2011 Teacher of the Year. I have 18 years of teaching experience, teaching in 1st, 3rd and 4th grades. I have taught many EIP Reading students, EIP Math students, and ESOL students in addition to general classroom students for most of those years.
I believe the workshop model is the best way to teach students to learn. This provides instruction as well as practice in a gradual release model. I believe in using data to determine instruction. I am a strong supporter of teaching in small groups. I believe the small group model provides the best results for success across all content areas, not just in reading. To engage my students, I often use games to reinforce a new skill, or for practice of an older skill. I know how to make learning fun, so that students actually ask for more!
2010/2011 Teacher of the Year for Eagle Springs Elementy School, 1992 Sally Mae Teacher of the Year for David A. Perdue Elementy School
Specialists Degree in Elementary Education. Specialists Degree in School Administration. ESOL / ELL(English Language Learners) endorsement. TSS(Teacher Support Speciaist)Mentor endorsement - to mentor new teachers.
As a mother of 3 wonderful children, ranging from elementary to high school ages, I feel this gives me a unique perspective. They are each different especially as it relates to their learning styles.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Physical Science, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Phonics