Now a Kindergarten Inclusion teacher, I've been teaching for almost 20 years, in every grade level from Pre-K through 6th. I began my career as a Special Education Resource Teacher, and that shapes how I differentiate in my classroom every day. I teach 20-25 kinders a year, several of whom have IEPs.
I believe strongly in developmentally appropriate, engaging, hands-on learning. Children do a lot of exploring in my classroom. I strive to help each child find what he or she is best at, and I have a great passion for teaching reading. I believe in differentiation for all, mindfulness in the classroom, and strive to be culturally responsive. As the mother of a young learner myself, I approach every classroom situation the way I want my son to experience it.
Building Teacher of the Year 2017 321Foundation Teacher of the Year 2019
University of Delaware American College of Education
Baseball Mom & Music Teacher Wife
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Special Education, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community