I have ten years of teaching experience, all in 1st and 2nd grade. I am currently teaching 1st grade, which is my grade of preference! I truly love teaching young children and feel fortunate to be able to follow my passions through my career.
I use a balanced literacy workshop approach in both reading and writing. In math, I facilitate a guided math structure. My management style and classroom systems foster a positive community and student independence.
I was recently received the Bonnie Campbell Hill Literacy Leader Award for Washington State for 2017-2018. I am honored to have received this award and to have been selected to carry on the legacy of such a great leader in the area of literacy.
I have a B.A.degree in Elementary Education and a B.S. degree in Spanish Language and Literature. I also earned my M.S. degree in K-6 Reading and Literacy.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Physics, Social Studies - History, Government, World Language, French, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community