I did my student teaching in Germany (5th grade) in the fall of 2007. My career (all within the same district) jumped around a bit after that: 2008-2009 school year: 6th grade language arts 2009-2010 school year: 7th grade self-contained, accelerated curriculum 2010-2013 school years: 8th grade self-contained, accelerated curriculum (including Algebra I and 9th grade literature) for those three years. In the spring of 2013 I left my teaching job behind to become a stay at home mom. I now work part time as a substitute teacher in a Pre-K to 8th grade school district. I also co-run a preschool co-op group for a group of three to four year olds.
My teaching style is, and has always been, very student centered. Thinking about my current situation, I let my three year old direct his learning. For example, he leads the discussion when we read a picture book together or I decide on our units of study based on his interests.
Excellence in Education awarded in the fall of 2013 (for the 2012-2013 school year). I was nominated by a former student of mine.
I have a degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in Language Arts. I am certified to teach K-8, self contained, and 6-8 Language Arts. I also currently hold an SEI endorsement and a substitute teaching certificate.
I am a stay at home mom who is passionate about goal setting, freezer cooking, my kids, and cannot seem to shake my addiction to teaching. I work (whenever possible, usually about one to two days a week) as a substitute teacher in grades pre-K to eight. I co-run (along with two other moms) a preschool co-op group for our "late birthday" kids. Our youngest child is three and our oldest just celebrated his fourth birthday. I live with my husband, our son (age three), daughter (age one) and two cats who have convinced themselves that they are human children. I am the founder and creator of the blog Creative Bugger (http://www.creativebugger.com). I am also a homeschool hopeful.