My experience includes 8 years in Education including: - 1 year teaching a 5th grade classroom - 2 years teaching an all gifted 5th grade classroom - 1 year teaching an all gifted 4th grade classroom - 3 years working as a gifted education consultant. My duties included: teaching weekly gifted pull-out classes to 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students (seperate classes), collaborating with teachers in grades K-12, completing necessary gifted paperwork, communicating information about the gifted program to parents; providing Professional developments and more! My Current Job: 3 years (after getting married and moving to a new area) as a district-wide teacher of the gifted in talented- My duties include teaching pull-out classes to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students; Collaborating with teachers in grades K-8; Providing and creating higher level resources for teachers and updating information about the gifted program for parents and teachers.
I've always considered my teaching style to be more of a "hands-on" learning approach. I enjoy working with students when they have the ability to "create" and discover, all the while using their higher level thinking abilities. Most of my resources are created for students who are working at a higher level, due to the nature of my job.
-Currently work at one of the top five school districts in the state. -Completed Master's degree in Gifted Education with a 4.0
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education in 2004, and a Master's Degree in Gifted Education (Certified K-12) in 2009.
In my spare time I really enjoy playing tennis and running with my dog. I'm a very energetic person who doesn't like sitting around a lot- I always have to be doing something! I consider myself a very hard worker and have put a lot of hours and effort into my materials to make them as perfect as they can be. I hope that you will enjoy them too!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Fractions, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Biology, Environment, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, Geography, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Economics , Problem Solving, Writing