I am in my fifth year teaching fifth grade but have experience in fourth and kindergarten. I am Responsive Classroom certified.
I truly believe that establishing a rapport with each and every student is the key to success in the classroom. I take this into account as I design lessons and create resources. All students are different and it is our job as educators to nurture and celebrate those differences in all that we do.
None yet, but when a student says, "You are the best teacher I've ever had," that is the best honor I can imagine.
I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Teaching in Elementary Education at the University of Virginia.
I am an avid Ultimate Frisbee player and enjoy coaching the after school Frisbee Club that I founded two years ago at my current school.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, World Language, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD, Foreign Languages, For All Subject Areas, International Baccalaureate, Word Problems, Physical Science, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Reading Strategies, Mental Math, Decimals