I was a kindergarten paraprofessional for 6 years before earning my teaching degree. I taught 2nd grade for 7 years and just last year I looped up to third grade and I love it!
I believe in making children feel loved and comfortable in the classroom. I am sometimes silly, sometimes serious, but always loving. I expect nothing but the best from my students, and I make sure they understand my expectations.
I was chosen as Teacher of the Year for my school in 2012-13. It was the highest honor of my life!
I completed my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Brenau University in 2004, completed a master's degree in ECE from Piedmont College in 2010 and an Early Childhood Education Specialist degree from Brenau in 2011.
I have been married for 25 years and have a beautiful 21 year old daughter who will soon graduate with a degree in Computer Science. I am beginning to feel the effects of Empty Nest Syndrome, which is why I'm venturing into TPT! I love teaching and have the most wonderful co-workers and friends that I get to share my school days with:)
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Place Value, Informational Text, Early Intervention, Phonics