I am entering my tenthyear of teaching, now in a second-grade classroom. I worked for 2 years at a public elementary school as a Title One Math & Reading Coach for 3rd and 4th grades. I then worked for 5 years at a private Christian school where I taught first, second, and third grades. I am currently in a public school district, teaching second grade!
I'm a hands-on teacher. I am creative, passionate, and will try just about ANYTHING to engage my students! I love for my students to be hands-on and creative in their learning too!
GPD Employees' Grant Foundation - 2 time recipient totally $12,000+ 2020 Voya Unsung Heroes Award 2021 Ohio Teacher of the Year nominee
I graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education, licensed to teach Pre-K to 3 in Ohio with a Reading Endorsement. Over the summer of 2011 I took classes through Walsh University and am certified to teach grades 4 & 5 as well. I am finishing my Masters degree in Educational Administration, as of January 2021.
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 12 years. We live in Northeast Ohio in a small house on 8 acres with our pup [Reagan] and our 4 year old, Clara Jean. I love to cook and eat, but try to eat clean & healthy, and to stay fit. I like to run and have completed one half marathon to date. I hope to increase that in the future! My favorite color is ORANGE and I it is alll over my classroom! I also love to go shopping and reading a good book about history!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Other (Music), Other (Specialty), Religion, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community