I have been an elementary library media specialist for 10 years, but I taught kindergarten, first and second grades before making the switch to a specialist position.
I love reading to my students and guiding them along their path to literacy. I have the unique advantage of watching my readers grow for six years instead of just one year in the classroom.
I have been selected as a Common Core Coach and have enjoyed training other teachers in implementing common core lessons in their classrooms.
East Tennessee State University, BS in Elementary Education East Tennessee State Universtiy, MEd in Media Services East Tennessee State University, +45 hours in Reading and Library Certification Courses
Reading is a passion which I love sharing with my two children who are 16 and 8. (My students think it's hilarious that their librarian has a son named 'Reed'!) I like music, sports and spending lots of time with my family.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Literature, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading