I am in my sixteenth year of teaching in Vermont. I am currently teaching 3rd grade; I have taught grades 2, 3, 4, and 5. Before teaching, I was a para-educator in grades 1, 2, and 4. I tutored students in grades 3-11. I also coached girls soccer, grades 7 and 8.
I follow the philosophies of Responsive Classroom. I also believe in using inquiry activities, whenever possible, because they are engaging and meaningful for students. I have spent a great deal of time learning about differentiation, and I try to incorporate Multiple Intelligences activities whenever possible. I love using technology as well!
I recently earned the status of being called a STAR teacher in my district. After three years of study, I am a qualified STAR science teacher, as authorized by the Southwest Vermont Curriculum Coordinators' Collaborative, granted by the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant in Vermont.
I attended the University of Vermont and Castleton State College for my BA. I earned my M. Ed. in Curriculum Development and Instruction, with a focus on literacy, from the University of New England.
I am a Vermont girl and love my state! My son was born in early 2014. My daughter was born in the spring of 2016. I love being a mama! My husband, my children, and I enjoy walking our two dogs Oscar (the learning lab) and Mila (our german shepherd.) I play soccer and also enjoy running. Reading is a true treat, and I revel in finding time to drift away into a good book. In my 'past' life, I used to make jewelry, which I sold at the local Farmers' Markets. I also love doing craft projects.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Special Education, Health, Math Test Prep, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Phonics, Classroom Community