I have taught 1st grade for 24 years.
I use a variety of teaching styles in my classroom. I believe it is necessary to change your teaching style to meet the needs of your students. I incorporate a lot of "hands on" and technology in my class.
I have coached several sports over the past 27 years including: volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, & tball. My teams have won several championships including winning top 3 in the state during three different years.
I graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1989 with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. After teaching many years, I completed a master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction in 2005.
I have been married for 27 years. We have 4 wonderful children ranging in ages from 5 to 25. We added a wonderful daughter-in-law to our family in 2009 and also have 2 very special grandchildren.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Curriculum & Instruction, English, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Handwriting, Test Preparation