I am currently an elementary teacher doing what I love and having a blast along the way. Throughout my career, I have worked directly with students, teachers, and instructional leaders across the State of Texas in providing targeted support for teachers and students. I have a clear understanding of the challenges that both urban and suburban students and teachers face on a daily basis. I'm also a professional Guinea pig and will try anything out there to find innovative ways to teach and reach all of my students.
These words represent my professional beliefs and styles: collaborative, differentiated, fun, workshop approach, interactive, energized, data-driven, solution-focused, explicit and purposeful instruction, efficient planning, meeting, and learning
Who's Who Among American Colleges/Universities 2000 College of Education Dean's Cabinet 2000 Student Government College Senator 2000-2001 Novice Teacher of the Year 2002 Teacher of the Year Nominee 2003 HEB Excellence in Education Finalist 2004 Teacher of the Year 2005 Newton Apple Award 2005 District Employee of the Month Award 2007 A-B-C-D (Above & Beyond the Call of Duty) Award 2009 Rising Star Leadership Award 2010 Inspirational Instructional Leader Award 2011
B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies with Minor in English Texas A&M University - College Station, Texas M.Ed., Educational Administration and Supervision University of Houston - Houston, Texas
I have provided over 150 professional development sessions supporting teachers with practical, yet effective instructional practices. Check out www.theinstructionjunction.com to learn more about how you can stay on track for successful teaching and learning!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Tools for Common Core