My teaching career began 14 years ago when I began teaching Pre-school my first year in a private school. It’s hard to believe those students have now graduated! That makes me feel a little old From there, I taught 1st grade and then spent 5 more years in preschool. My next experience came in the south, where I taught 5th-8th grade and taught in a STEM school in Nashville, TN teaching 3rd grade and ESL. My family then returned to New England where I have taught K-4 Literacy Intervention and Third grade. In 2014 my Husband and I had our son, Daniel, who was born with Down Syndrome. This was a total shock and was not diagnosed during my pregnancy. I am unable to go back to the classroom, because I am home with Daniel and have many doctor appointments for him. This is a blessing in disguise in so many ways, because now I am able to create products to help other teachers and students, and can begin the next road of my journey of education as an entrepreneur.
My favorite style is hands-on learning, I feel that students do best when they play a role in their own learning. Visuals and hands-on activities leave lasting impacts and form great memories.
Even though honors and awards are great, my favorite award is watching a student grasp a concept we are learning. I will always love to see “the light bulb” turn on and the smile on a student’s face when it finally makes sense!
I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Teaching Mathematics K-8.
My desire is to make products that can be used in a classroom with the many different levels within a class. I want my products to be able to make the differentiation process for the teacher a little easier. My desire is for students on different levels to enjoy the same product, but on their learning level.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (ELA), Religion, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading