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, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Physics, World Language, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Handwriting, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community