I taught both regular and TAG 3rd Grade for 22 years, ESL PK-5th for 6 years, and was a Title I Reading and Math Interventionist for 3rd-5th for 4 years. I am officially retired, and love creating resources for TpT!
I love to have fun and make them laugh, but always in an organized and well-managed environment. I love to play with words…if I can make it a game or a song, I will!
I have been a Teacher of the Week, Teacher of the Month, Teacher of the Quarter, Educator of the Year, and less officially…A Favorite Teacher of All Time.
I hold a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and a M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership from Sam Houston State University. I have additional certifications in English as a Second Language and Special Education.
I consider myself an expert on 3rd graders and horses! I have ridden hunter/jumper/dressage horses most of my life. I have been happily married to Tom for 34 years. We have one daughter, Erin, who is a graphic designer and photographer. Our son-in-law, Eric, is a community theater executive director.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, World Language, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Arabic, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, For Administrators, Test Preparation, End of Year, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community