This is my 18th year teaching in a Title One public school--although I have experience teaching many grade levels, the majority of my teaching years are in the upper grades. My favorite being 4th grade. :) In addition, I hold a certification in Pre-K through 6th grade and a Literacy Specialist License.
I am fluent in Balanced Literacy and I use the workshop model in reading, writing, and math. I use data from conferences, small groups, and assessments to drive my instruction. I use differentiated instruction within math and literacy stations, individual conferences, and in strategy/guided groups. I strive to create experiences for students that foster independence, voice, and choice.
My work around student ownership and innovation was featured at the ASCD National Conference in Chicago! (March 2019)
I attended SUNY Oneonta where I graduated with honors in Elementary Education. I had a concentration in English and a Special Education Minor. I went to Bank Street College of Education in Manhattan and received my Masters in Literacy Specialization.
I currently teach 4th grade in a Title One public school.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Middle Ages, Curriculum & Instruction, Education, Management, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Close Reading