Welcome to my shop! I'm so happy you are here! I have experience as an elementary teacher (1-5), teacher mentor, guest teacher and mom (twins!). The belief that ALL students can be creative thinkers guides all that I do. I am certified to teach gifted education and am pursuing my ESL endorsement. Elementary Math and integrated unit planning are my favorite subjects to teach. There is a little something for everyone in my shop! Please feel free to contact me with any questions!
I strive to make my students self-directed through activities and units that are engaging and make students want to be involved in the material. Differentiation is also a goal of mine. I want to reach all levels of learners through scaffolding my lessons.
I was honored to be chosen to teach The Daily 5 and Cafe to my fellow teachers and others in the district. I was also asked to be a Teacher Mentor and had have had two student teachers and a constant stream of teaching students from the local college. I love bringing up the next generation of teachers!
I graduated with a Masters of Arts in Teaching from National-Louis University. I have an undergraduate degree in English and Rhetoric with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. I am certified to teach Gifted Education.
I enjoy reading, knitting and the arts. I am involved in my local mom's group as Craft Mom. I really love making crafts for myself and my family. I love to teach new skills to those around me. I guess I chose the correct profession :)
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, African History