I am currently in my second year as a 3rd grade teacher. I have student taught in Prince George's Maryland, and am currently teaching in Fairfax County Virginia. My brother has Down Syndrome, and I have experience with Special Needs and ESOL/ESL students.
Positive, consistent, and creative. I consider myself a coach and mentor to my students, guiding them through real-world and authentic tasks. I try to integrate music and movement into my lessons, and am always reflecting on my teaching. I believe in the power of making connections, the importance of pushing students to take risks, and of course, the impact of a smile on a fresh start to the day. Making a difference, one step at a time :)
FCPS First-Year Teacher of the Year Nominee
University of Maryland
I'm a swimming fanatic, was captain of the UMD Drumline, and love Yoga! Anytime I can, I use music and physical movement to help my students in the classroom!