I teach Gifted students (GATE) at four schools in Florida. In the past, I have taught all grade levels, special needs and general education, I have been an ESE staffing specialist, a reading coach, an instructional coach and an assistant principal. 2018-19 is my 21st year in education.
I believe the key to being an effective teacher is the relationship you develop with your students. To that end, I work hard to create a classroom that is a warm, welcoming, colorful and happy environment, and I strive to develop lessons and activities that are fun and engaging, which make students want to come to my class. Then, I top it off with exciting novels which we read together and talk about. I have a TON of fun in my classroom and I expect my students to do the same. Meanwhile, we're knocking those test scores out of the park! :)
Hmm. I was runner-up for teacher-of-the-year once. Does that count? Even better - I had a middle school student come to Open House at my elementary school just to see me and say, "What you taught me has really helped me a lot!" That was a big honor!
K-12, Baker School, Baker, Florida BA - PreK/Primary Education, University of West Florida MA - Exceptional Student Education, University of Central Florida EdS - Educational Leadership and Administration, National Louis University
I am a single mom with 2 part-time jobs in addition to teaching. I don't have time to do everything myself, so I really appreciate creative TPT sellers who make my life easier! I hope to grow my TPT store into something that makes your life easier too!
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Order of Operations, Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Decimals, Earth Day, Women's History Month