I have had the opportunity to substitute in an immense amount of classrooms, ranging from PK to 5th grade, in many different districts around Cuyahoga, Medina, and Lorain County. I have gained experience in behavior management, classroom management, collaborating with other teachers, and even improvising lessons last minute. I feel that this experience has made me a well-rounded teacher, and has given me the opportunity to look inside a wide range of classrooms and see many different approaches to teaching. As an assistant teacher at Fairmount Elementary, in Beachwood, I had a vast amount of responsibilities. I was responsible for observing each child daily to evaluate skills, interests, and needs and then used this information to facilitate learning and growth. I assisted the Lead Teacher in reviewing the progress of each child and developed written plans to promote each child’s growth and development. I also participated in staff meetings, center activities, and staff development as well as maintained a well-organized, safe, and attractive classroom environment conducive to the optimal growth and development of children.
My philosophy on Education is that as teachers our role is to not only educate students but to also nurture. As a future teacher for primary students I feel that it is immensely important to make every child feel safe, respected, and loved in the classroom every morning that they walk in. Primary teachers are setting the roots for children to blossom into adults, therefore it is also important for teachers to teach students social and communication skills that they can use throughout there lives. Lastly, young children are all mini detectives, as primary teachers it is our job to not only answer their questions but to encourage further questioning, discovery, and exploration.
Activities and Honors: SECO (Students in Early Childhood Organization), Deans List, Volunteer for University Hospital Fundraising, Volunteer for Big brothers Big Sisters, Volunteer Work at Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery
I received my undergraduate degree from Ohio University in Child and Family studies and my teacher license from Notre Dame College. After I receive my license I plan to immediately jump into a Masters in Education, Focus in Reading.
My teaching style is very hands on approach with active learning through the use of centers, reading and writing workshops, and math stations. I make learning fun! I want every single one of my students to feel successful, love school, and love learning.