I am a Kindergarten teacher and founder of The Kindergarten Connection and The Letters of Literacy. I am passionate about early childhood education and literacy, and love to connect with other educators!
I am very passionate about creating independent learners, even in our youngest students. I am a fan and supporter of systems such as Cafe and The Daily 5 by the two sisters and actively use their ideas in my classroom. I come from a family of teachers and my mother taught Montessori for many years, so I have traits in that area as well. My students are often found in many different areas of the room working on a variety of tasks at their level. I love watching students grow and become responsible for their learning!
Speaker at Western Governors University graduation ceremony in Utah in 2009.
BA in Elementary Education, a M.S in Special Education, and a M.S in Curriculum Design
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Summer, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics