I am a graduate of Stevenson University receiving my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, and a recent graduate of Notre Dame of Maryland University where I got my Master's Degree in Leadership in Teaching and Cultural Proficiency. I'm entering year 7 of teaching third grade! I absolutely loveeeee taking the time to develop and create relevant, meaningful, and engaging activities for my awesome students -- and I super hope that they will be valuable to you!
I do my best to create and develop a classroom rapport with my students that is both loving and firm. I enjoy developing visually appealing classroom decor and resources which attract my students' interest and attention. I value culturally responsive teaching and dwell on the positive to truly grasp each and every one of my students. I ensure that above all else, that each of my students has full confidence that I believe in them, they are empowered, and that they will succeed -- and we can have fun doing that!
Maryland's Teacher of Promise 2014 Recipient Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities Inductee 2013 Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Member 2012-Present Speaker at STAT Institute for Baltimore County teachers on Personalizing Instruction through the Equity Lens in 2017 Baltimore County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Nominee 2018
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Maryland - 2014 Master's Degree in Equity and Cultural Proficiency in Leadership and Teaching from Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, Maryland - 2020
I was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland -- now working on the opposite side of the Chesapeake Bay. The Eastern Shore lifestyle has made a major impact on my life, which definitely plays out in my classroom. I do my best to create an environment where students feel cozy and right at home, just like the shore has done for me. I'm a wife + new mama to the sweetest little girl. If you check out my blog I hope you find some helpful ways that I've found to help me survive in the classroom and as a new mom (because to be honest, I'm still figuring out what the heck I'm doing every day!)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Science, Environment, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Physical Education, Health, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Winter, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community