I have taught for the past 12 years in grades K-2. I love teaching kids to read and find their inner strengths. I taught in a small rural school district for 10 years. We recently moved and I now teach in a fairly large district in the city.
My teaching style is detailed. If there is a problem or something doesn't work, I research, apply, and try, then repeat. I am constantly reflecting on my practices and the purpose behind what I teach. The way I teach is constantly changing and I don't tend to get stuck in one way of doing something. I try to incorporate play, partner work, and group work throughout each day. I want children to have fun at school and enjoy learning. I strive to incorporate those things in my units when possible.
I am honored to be the influence in the children's lives that I teach everyday! I was also very honored when the superintendent placed his child in my class.
I have a M. ED with an emphasis in service-learning & social justice. I have embraced service-learning after I saw how connected the children in my class were after a semester long project.
I use to create Folk-Art patterns for national magazines. I even had a company fly in from Japan to my house to do an article. I am able to take that creativity and knowledge and transfer it to creating teaching units. Behind the Scenes: I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 3 children (boys). When I'm not teaching you can find us on the baseball field. My oldest was drafted by the MLB out of high school which was his and one of our proudest moments!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Music, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Easter, Place Value, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics