I have taught grades kindergarten through 2nd for 17 years in both private and public school systems.
I am a constructivist at heart. I believe students learn best through independent or collaborative hands-on, project-based, task oriented activities that allow discovery and experiences that can be connected to prior knowledge.
1993-1994 Walter Jackson Elementary School Teacher of the Year 1994-1995 Decatur City Elementary Teacher of the Year 2011-2012 Benjamin Davis Elementary School Teacher of the Year 2012-2013 Benjamin Davis Elementary School Teacher of the Year 2013-2014 Decatur City Elementary Teacher of the Year
BA Early Childhood/Elementary Education - University of Alabama MA Early Childhood Education - University of Alabama at Birmingham
I have been married to my college sweetheart for almost 25 years! We have three teenagers that are quickly growing up on us. Teaching children, including my own, has not only been my profession, but also my passion and hobby. There is no greater joy than to work with enthusiastic men and women that are like-minded and want nothing more than to help facilitate learning and to nurture young minds! I love it!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Arts & Music, Music, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation