I've been teaching for the past ten years in various positions. I had the amazing opportunity to teach English to Japanese kindergartners for two years in Sendai, Japan. I've taught preschool, was the director for a before and after school program, taught 3rd grade for three years, Transitional Kindergarten (TK), and now I'm back to my favorite grade - KINDERGARTEN!!
One of the biggest aspects of my teaching style is that I feel it is so important to teach children HOW to think and HOW to learn. I love building relationships with my students and building a community within my classroom.
I studied Elementary Education at Central Washington University with a minor in math. I taught in Japan for two years before moving to Southern California and starting my masters degree. This past June, I graduated with my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction! Yay! Besides all of that higher education, I learn so much from my colleagues and my students :)
I live in sunny southern California with my awesome husband and my chubby bulldog, and our little daughter!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Environment, Arts & Music, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics