I spent 8 years teaching 4th grade in a Northern Virginia school. I have now been teaching K-5 Gifted Education for the past 6 years. I have also worked for Sylvan Learning and have done my own private tutoring over the years. I am the mom to a 5 year old, a 3 1/2 year old, and an almost 1 year old.
I love to create lessons that are hands on. I enjoy teaching flexibility and creativity skills as well. I am all about cooperative learning and reflective thinking. I like students to have meaning to any worksheet they are given.
I am a Baldrige educator. I have presented at staff, county, and state conferences. I have presented on topics such as Math Differentiation, Integration of Technology, Gifted Differentiation Strategies, Classroom Extension, and other Mathematics content for the Math Department in my County. I also lead a Teachers as Readers Course online through my county's ESOL and Gifted offices. I have reached over 100 teachers in these sessions. I have my gifted education add on endorsement. I have also created online modules for the gifted department.
Undergraduate: Grove City College Master's of Science Degree: Old Dominion University Gifted Ed. Add On Endorsement: Shenandoah University
I am an on the go mom of almost 3 who loves to create lessons and improve upon my craft!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Coaching, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Classroom Community