I have 12 years teaching experience, having taught Pre-K, 1st, and 5th. I've truly LOVED them all, but I have to pick 1st as my favorite.
I have always had a very structured classroom, with strong classroom management. Routines and procedures are consistent, engagement is mandatory, and learning is differentiated and fun to meet all learners' needs. I would consider myself a power teacher...teaching new content, and constant spiraling to review material that has already been learned.
I was a semi-finalist as a Rodel Exemplary Teacher. :)
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN- Bachelor's Kindergarten Endorsement
I've lived in Arizona since 2002, though I recently lived in Baton Rouge, LA for 2 1/2 years while my husband attended CRNA school. We have a toddler and a Boston Terrier, who are both THE CUTEST! I'm thinking my boy just may appreciate having a teacher-mama, as he enjoys his incredible book collection! I have always enjoyed sharing ideas with other teachers and have led workshops in my district.