I have been an elementary school teacher for eleven years, but if you count the years I spent teaching my stuffed animals, I have been an educator for well over two decades! I am passionate about motivating and engaging students in their learning, which I hope comes through in the materials I create and share with you.
With every lesson I teach, I keep these goals in mind: 1. Engage students in the content. 2. Develop written and oral language skills. 3. Foster professional and productive habits. 4. Make my students laugh! :)
I am a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Early and Middle Childhood Literacy.
I studied History and Education at the University of California, Irvine. I received my MA in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Urban Leadership from the University of Colorado, Denver.
When I am not teaching or developing teaching materials, I like to spend my time biking, running, reading, playing with my dog (Brooklyn the Boxer) and traveling the world.