I have been teaching for over thirty years. I taught kindergarten for 13 years and speech therapy for twenty plus years. While teaching speech therapy, I worked with school-age children up to the sixth grade. I also developed and taught a pre-school program (ages 3-5) with severe language and articulation disorders. I chose "LEAP Lady" to stand for Language, Expression, Articulation, and Phonology. My associate in this is my sweet daughter. She taught Pre-K for ten years and is currently at the secondary level. You will see a lot of her creative ideas on here too.
While teaching kindergarten, I used a language-literature approach covering an author a week. When I switched to speech therapy, I incorporated the literature into my therapy while addressing the goals and objectives of my students.
While working as a kindergarten teacher and then as a speech therapist- I was nominated for teacher of the year three different times in one of my school districts. I presented numerous times for the AgriLife (day care workers) and at the TSHA (Texas Speech and Hearing Association) conference.
I have a Master's degree in Education and am certified in early childhood, kindergarten, and speech and hearing therapy. My daughter has a Bachelor of Science Degree- Interdisciplinary Studies, Curriculum and Instruction and an Associates of Arts Degree- Teaching EC-12. She is certified in 4-8 and science 4-8.
I have three beautiful grown daughters. I am also "Honey" a.k.a.- grandmother to two grandsons. My eldest daughter teaches secondary and has been influential in helping me prepare these materials for teachers pay teachers. So, you may also see materials on my site suitable for older students. We hope you enjoy! Have fun as we slowly add new material.
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