Creating teacher resources has always been a passion of mine. When I began teaching in 1997, I immediately began designing materials and have been doing so ever since. I love Teachers Pay Teachers because it has given me a place to showcase my work and share with others. It is exciting to know that students near and far are using my creations. That certainly inspires me to continue developing materials and collaborating with fellow teachers!
My teaching style is to make lessons engaging yet fun. I am a visual learner, therefore I think it is crucial to provide as many visuals as possible when teaching. I have taught second language learners my entire teaching career, so I also see the value in using visuals for students that need extra support.
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher, National Board Certified Teacher
I majored in elementary education at the University of Iowa. I then moved to Los Angeles and began teaching. During my teaching career I have earned 2 master's degrees. The first in curriculum and the second in educational administration from California State University, Northridge.
I have 2 beautiful children!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Close Reading, Classroom Community