I was an elementary teacher for 16 years,1 year of Kindergarten, 8 years teaching fifth grade and 7 were devoted to my favorite grade, third. I am thrilled to work as an ELA curriculum coordinator and induction coach for my district. I especially love sharing my passion for teaching with new and veteran teachers, as I learn as much from them as they learn from me.
✲ I am passionate about my job and spend a lot of time reflecting on the different needs and learning styles of my new teachers and the students fortunate enough to be in their classroom. ✲ I work hard to help each teacher actively engage with their students by facilitating lessons that are focused, motivating and hands on. ✲ We spend most of our time on differentiation, the backwards planning design and navigating through a new ELA program that our district recently adopted. ✲I can't think of any other job I would rather have than where I currently am.
National Board Certified teacher in the area of elementary education since 2002 Johnston's Teacher of the Year in 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Follow me on Instagram @teachingwithavision and Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/teachingwithavision/ I have been happily married to my husband, Al for 40 years. We live in Rhode Island and have 2 daughters who are now young adults with a life of their own. We also have a granddaughter (Ava) who is the absolute love of our life. We LOVE escaping in the summer by spending time on our boat in Newport!
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Social Studies - History, Civics, Arts & Music, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community, Social Emotional Learning