I've been teaching for 16 years! I'm a first grade teacher turned READING SPECIALIST and I LOVE it!!
I am passionate and energetic in the classroom and enjoy teaching young children. I work hard at building meaningful relationships with my students all year long to get to know them as real people and help the school year go as smooth as possible. Creating a literacy rich environment is also at the top of my list! I was born to be a teacher and I love it!
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I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was in the 3rd grade. Something about my 3rd grade teacher was magical! I earned my Bachelor's degree in Child Development and English at Michigan State University. I earned my Master's degree in Literacy at Michigan State University a few years later.
I LOVE to spend time with my family and friends, to shop, warm weather, flip flops, the beach, the sunshine, coffee, water, pedicures, Mexican food, Dave Matthews Band, taking walks, fonts, high heels, and teaching children to love learning!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Physical Education, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Problem Solving, Cooking, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, For Administrators, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community