I have been teaching kindergarten and first grade for 10 years. Love the littles!
Collaborative and student-led.. I love creating engaging centers, games, and activities using the Common Core Standards. I believe in engaging all modalities to really cement a child's understanding! I'm very inspired by the Growth Mindset.
-2017 Clay County Teacher of the Year (Teacher of the year representing both my school and county) -Fishman Prize for Superlative Teaching Practice nominee -Two time Teacher of the year nominee
I graduated with a degree in Journalism from Indiana University. When I moved back to Florida I kind of fell into teaching through the back door and it's a perfect fit. Who knew?? I took Master's classes to complete my teaching certificate and have completed my National Board TakeOne portfolio.
We need to nurture a culture of perseverance to show our students that ability is not fixed and failure isn't a permanent condition.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Biology, Environment, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, The New Year, Place Value, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Early Intervention, Engineering, Phonics