I came into teaching as an inner-city public school teacher, working with students who inspire me with their hard work and persistence despite adverse living conditions. My passion (and specialization) is working with students at the elementary level.
I have a passion for teaching students the fundamentals of reading, writing and math and having them do the small, ordinary things extraordinarily well. I believe that small wins day after day in class will snowball into significant academic gains in the end. I also enjoy bringing project-based learning and creativity/art into the classroom, in order to capture student imagination and make learning more meaningful and fun.
I have consistent results of moving (at minimum) 90% of my students to on or above grade-level in reading and math by the end of the school year. In my first year as a teacher, I was awarded "Rookie of the Year" honors among 13 new teachers.
Bachelors of Science cum laude from Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York) and Masters of Science in Teaching (Elementary Education) summa cum laude from Fordham University (New York, New York)
I care very much about helping my peers/fellow educators succeed in the classroom and I hope you can see this reflected in the quality of the resources that I share. I read and appreciate every piece of feedback that I receive, and am thankful for the support that the TPT community has given me.
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Word Problems, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Phonics, Classroom Community