I received my BS in Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. In preparing to graduate, I decided to fulfill my student teaching requirements at the elementary school in which I attended as a child, and was offered a teaching position that I eagerly accepted. For the past six years I have been teaching both 1st and 3rd grade. I truly enjoy giving back to the community that produced such an energetic learner as myself.
My teaching style is very unique, allowing all learners the freedom to be themselves, while adjusting to the styles of others. I love to involve some form of movement along with visual and auditory activities that help engage our technologically advanced, yet enthusiastic generation of learners. And of course, good old fashioned writing to examine and develop a depth of knowledge suitable for life long achievement.
Thus far, I have received 100% data results in both first and third grades for the CRCT. Recently, I produced a 40% exceeds rate on 3rd grade CRCT Math data for the 2011-2012 school year for the entire 3rd grade at my current school, as a result of our team being departmentalized
Upon graduating from high school, I attended Moris Brown College for four years which is where I embarked upon my journey in the field of education. Due to their loss of accreditation, I then continued and completed my undegraduate degree at Kennesaw State University, studying Early Childhood Education for another four years. That's right, I completed a total of 8 years of undergraduate studies in education!!! It only made me better, stronger, and more well rounded! I recently received my MA in Instructional Education from Central Michigan University in the fall of 2011.
A major part of my success has to be credited to the many educators that have assisted me along the way. I have had the opportunity to attend many workshops and have been coached by the best mathematicians Georgia has to offer. I want to share these strategies along with activities with all of you and as many educators and students as possible. Because of my credible data throughout my career, the county in which I am currently employed, has asked my to facilitate a number of science and math workshops to share my expertise. I will be facilitating my first Common Core training this summer (2012).