I am a literacy specialist that has 25 years experience. My experience includes teaching Kindergarten through Fourth grade and Reading Recovery. I was also a Literacy Coach for K-2 classroom teachers and a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for Reading Recovery teachers. For 5 years I was the district wide Literacy Specialist for the county I work in and I delivered professional development, offered literacy resources and classroom support for K-5 teachers. During the 2016-17 school year, I decided to go back into the classroom because I was missing teaching students. I taught 2nd grade and fell back in love with teaching!!! During the 2017-18 school year, I transferred schools and taught 3rd grade and next year (18-19) I will teach 2nd grade again :) ... stay tuned and join me on this journey as I develop some new resources to use with my students!!
“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations--something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.” ~ Katherine Patterson
Teacher of the Year at the school level 2x
B.A. Elementary Ed from East Carolina University (ECU) • M.Ed Reading Education (ECU) • K-12 Reading Certification (ECU) • Literacy Leadership Certificate from UNC.Wilminton
A Little Bit About Me • I'm a wife to my college sweetheart and mom to two young men (and a cute yorkie-poo too) • I love spending time with family and going to the beach • I love spring and summer and sunny days best! • I love girly time with friends and going to out to eat Mexican, Sushi or Italian • I am a healthy lifestyle kind of girl and my favorite health and beauty products come from Arbonne. Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theLiteracySpot Read my Blog: http://myliteracyspot.blogspot.com/
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Critical Thinking, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Easter, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community