In my five years of experience, I've taught a little bit of everything! During my first year of teaching, I taught kindergarten through third grade special education. I absolutely loved every minute of it, and saw myself in this setting for many years to come. Due to a difficult and academically low group of students, I moved to upper elementary to follow my third grade students from the prior year. Initially, I wondered if I was suited to teach upper elementary. I soon learned that I loved it just as much. During my second year, I taught fourth and fifth grade special education. I loved my school, principal, students, and fellow teachers, but my daughter was beginning kindergarten at another school. When I had the opportunity to switch school districts to be with my daughter, I did. I began teaching fifth grade general education in a school that departmentalizes. I had the privilege of focusing only on math, science, and social studies. The following year, I pulled double duty! I taught fifth grade general education AND serviced our students with disabilities in kindergarten through fifth grade. It was quite a challenge, but I absolutely loved it. This year, I am back in the primary grades and can feel like the store name The Primary Gal is a fit again! I am doing special education in kindergarten and first grade!
With my special education background, I feel that my teaching style is quite unique. I strive to have a differentiated classroom, that integrates technology, and creates an environment that allows my students to feel successful.
I attended Indiana University where I received my bachelor's degree in elementary education as well as an endorsement in special education. I am currently enrolled at Ball State University to work towards my master's degree in special education.
I am a wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. I love spending time with my family, being outdoors, binge watching Netflix, and reading!
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Special Education, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, The New Year, Decimals, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading