I teach fourth grade in Virginia and prior to teaching in Virginia, I completed a year-long student teaching internship in Michigan with a fifth grade class. In addition, I have field experience with kindergarten and have experience teaching in rural, urban, and suburban areas. I was a mentor teacher for the University of Mary Washington in the area of mathematics. In addition, I presented "Fractions can be Fun!" at the Math and Science Institute (MASI) in Northern Virginia for Grades 2-5 teachers.
Through my teaching, I wish to empower young minds among varying levels so I understand the importance to reach all students by differentiating my instruction. I strive to reach all types of learners with a variety of kinesthetic, auditory, and visual learning activities. I strongly believe all students can demonstrate mastery when different processes, products, and content are made available to them. In addition, positivity is a key component in having a successful classroom and I build a strong sense of community by promoting the school and classroom rules, highlighting monthly character traits, and offering class incentives. As a teacher, I take pride in supporting and inspiring my students to learn and make real-life connections.
Teacher of a VDOE Title I Distinguished School; Destination ImagiNation Team Manager - Supported students at the regional and state tournaments - students placed 2nd in division
Michigan State University BA in Elementary Education; Michigan State University - Teacher Certification Program - 12 Teaching and Curriculum Master Credits; Fitchburg State University - The Skillful Teacher: Research for Better Teaching
I am very driven and love to collaborate.