I spent five years in the classroom teaching kindergarten and absolutely loved it. I have experience as a grade level chair and new teacher mentor/coach. My expertise is in planning creative lessons, teaching young children, modeling best practices and supporting teachers. I specialized in community building, positive classroom climate, math and literacy.
My teaching style fosters community building and a positive class climate, which is the foundation needed for learning to occur. I differentiate learning and use rich and relevant instruction for all learners.
Elementary Teacher of the Year 2011
Graduate of Georgia State University with an Ed.S in Early Childhood Education with a math and teacher support endorsement. My research included analyzing the effects of culturally relevant instruction and class climate on learning gains.
I am currently a Professional Development Specialist with my private company SEED Consulting, LLC where I design and deliver professional development and resources for educators nationwide. I am most passionate about work that allows me to empower educators to thrive. I have a heart for early elementary grades and younger age groups because of the many opportunities to build a strong foundation.I am devoted to sharing ideas, tools and resources that will support and further equip excellent educators everywhere!