I taught 5th grade for five years (two years in Atlanta, GA and three years near Madison, WI), taught as a substitute for two years, and recently returned to my teeny, tiny, Northern Wisconsin hometown, where I now teach 2nd grade! I am also certified to teach Theater Education and I just became certified as a High School Forensics Adjudicator.
Hands-on learning with a focus on integrating curriculum and technology with room transformations! I use Daily 5, CAFE, Rooted in Reading a version of Responsive Classroom, and TONS of awesome TpT resources.
Best-Selling Teacher Author Presented on Classroom Transformations and engaging with technology at SLATE (School Leaders Advancing Technology in Education) Conference, 2019 Presented on Classroom Transformations at WEAC Professional Development Institute, 2019
I graduated from UW Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, minoring in Theater Education.
I am entering my seventh year of teaching 2nd grade in the district where I spent my K-12 years! I enjoy creating educational resources and clip art. My husband and I, along with our two young children live in Northern Wisconsin on 100+ beautiful acres which we love to explore daily!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Geography, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Phonics