I am currently a third grade teacher in my 8th year of teaching. I also have a year of experience in first grade and two years teaching second grade.
I love to used unit based studies in my classroom. In my units, the students are taught to use tools that will help them to become independent and life-long learners.
Outstanding Graduate Student for the Curriculum and Instruction Department at Southern Illinois University (2013). Outstanding Teacher Leader from the Illinois Education Association (2014). I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN
I earned my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Saint Mary's University in Notre Dame, Indiana. I recently completed my Master's degree in Literacy Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
I have two children (2 and 3) who keep me on my toes.
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Art History, Computer Science - Technology, Curriculum & Instruction, Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Halloween, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text