Hard to believe it but this will be my 9th year teaching! In those 9 years, I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in a small urban/suburban school in south Kansas City. I currently teach Kindergarten and have a very diverse group of students every year that all come with very different educational backgrounds. Five years ago, I was selected to participate in a unique science professional development opportunity along with 50 other local teachers. For 3 years, we improved our content knowledge and teaching instruction to strengthen our students experiences in science. I am now so lucky to say that I was selected for the same grant, this time focusing on refining our math content knowledge and instruction for the next 3 years!
I have a very diverse group of students every year that all come with very different educational backgrounds. No two students are the same and neither should my teaching! I am constantly trying to create or find new ways to instruct and influence my students so they become inspired to continue learning for a lifetime!
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I hold a Bachelor's degree from Missouri State University and a Master's Degree in Education from Rockhurst University. I currently am a student in the Curriculum and Education department at the University of Kansas - Rock Chalk!
I love movies, music, baking, and DIYing. I also love the Kansas City Royals, organizing, and school supplies (like any other teacher!). GO ROYALS!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Specialty), Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Place Value, Earth Day, Phonics, Classroom Community