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I have nearly one third of the doctoral process complete. My education also includes a M.S. in Reading, B.S. in Elementary Education, A.A in Early Childhood Education. I and am certified from birth to grade 12. I have taught as an adjunct professor for education majors. Teaching elementary school has been my passion. Earlier in my career, I served as a Head Start an Even Start instructor, directed a large child care center, and was a state certified instructor for the Department of Children and Families to teach early childhood educators their required professional development courses..
As indicated in my shop title, I believe that an educator's role is to "Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students". I am always seeking ways to use researched based best practices. Reggie Routman's suggestion to "teach with a sense of urgency" has been my motto. I have my students for such a short time; therefore, I must teach with "urgency". This is why I love Teacher's pay Teachers...with the quality materials provided by fellow colleagues, I have time to dedicate to planning lessons based on my student's individual needs, and "teach with a sense of urgency".
2013, 2015 Teacher of Distinction CCBC TOP 40 Alumni Golden Apple Finalist Teacher of the Year Runner Up-Lee County Excellence in Education
AA Early Childhood Education BS Elementary Education MS Readng 1/3 of Doctoral Coursework completed Certified FL: Preschool Ed 0-4 Elementary Ed K-6 Reading K-12
I have six amazing children, a terrific husband and the best career in the world. Praise God for His many blessings!
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Study Skills, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects