I have taught for 20 years in an elementary school with a high poverty and high ELL population. I have taught 2nd-5th grades.
I love looking at what needs to be taught and/or what needs to be accomplished and thinking of ways to make learning as integrated and interesting as possible. I try to have all my students understand that they are loved and can overcome obstacles. I enjoy finding ways to reach struggling students and then getting to watch them bloom.
No formal awards....20 years of teaching feels like an award!
I got my BA from Western Oregon University and a master's degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Portland.