I have taught preschool, kindergarten and first grade over the past 7 years. Over my various teaching assignments I have come to realize I love the planning process and coming up with solutions to problems that arise in the classroom. Recently I have taken on problem-based learning and am excited to create resources to help teachers navigate this exciting way of teaching.
I am a hands-on learner and teacher and like to take the time to create those learning experiences where everyone is engaged and asking what we are doing next. I am not a huge worksheet or packet lover. I believe children learn best in differentiated small groups, but we all know how hard that is to manage. I began my teaching experience in an intercity school and then moved to a district with a high number of English language learners. My resources reflect my love of "solving problems" in the classroom and I hope to help my colleagues by collaborating on "problems" in their own classroom and ways of fixing them.
Richmond Public School's 2013 Teacher of the Year 2014 Virginia Teacher of the Year Nominee
I have always loved school although I said I would never be a teacher. Until senior year in college, I still planned on going to law school and staying out of education. But I couldn't deny the calling and ended up staying at James Madison University to earn my Master's in early childhood education.
I am a mother to two boys, wife of a dentist, and love to be outside breathing in fresh air!