I have been teaching for 19 years (with a 7 year break in there to stay home with my babies). I taught for 9 years in CA and am currently in my tenth year in UT. Right now I'm teaching fifth grade, but I've also taught everything K through 3. My favorite...following one class all the way from first through third.
I love teaching anything that allows the students to be actively engaged. I especially love to see their minds opened up to new ideas.
2015, Crystal Apple Award, 2009-10 Excellence in Service, Hobble Creek Elementary, 2013 Educator of the Year, United Angels Foundation
2016 - Utah State Math Endorsement 2010- Utah State Reading Endorsement. 1994- Masters in Education, teaching emphasis from Azusa Pacific University, 1991- BA in Liberal Studies from California State University, San Bernardino
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Math Test Prep, Literature, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading