I have been teaching for 19 years now. I have worked mostly with grades K-2, but also spent 2 years as a Literacy Coach. I am Reading Recovery trained and love using those skills with small groups of children during differentiated instruction time. I have been using a SMART Board for the past 4 years and love the interactive format. I have worked as a SMART board trainer for my school district and love helping teachers learn new things that empower them!
I am a very hands-on teacher and believe children have to be thinking, moving, and interacting in order to learn. The lessons I design involve students at the board and encourage them to "try it!"
Hmmm...I have been Teacher of the Year for my school site twice!
I am a graduate of Cal State East Bay in Hayward, CA. That is also where I received my teaching credential. I have been a student forever! I take advantage of many opportunities for staff development, Common Core training, SMART training, whole brain teaching workshops, Marcy Cook workshops, etc.
I am a mother of 5 and an avid scrapbooker. I think my eye for color and organization comes through in my lesson design.