I have 17 years experience in Education. I spent 5 years teaching 6th grade ELAR, 2 years in a self-contained 4th grade classroom, 4 years training teachers to use the internet to find resources, 1 year teaching self-contained 1st grade, 4 years teaching 3rd-7th writing, and 1 year as an assistant director of a charter school. I've done a little bit of everything! :)
I love to see my students engaged. I am NOT a stand up and lecture for an hour kind of teacher, but I do believe that a quick power point to engage students and start a lesson can be very effective. I like students to interact with each other and move around as much as possible. In my opinion, a busily humming classroom is a productive classroom!
Teacher of the Year, Turner Middle School, Waxahachie, Texas 1997-1998 Teacher of the Year, Tyler Classical Academy, Tyler, Texas 2013-2014
I have a Bachelor of Arts in English/Elementary Education and almost 20 years of classroom experience. I love making a difference in the lives of students.
I live in small town just outside of Tyler, Texas with my husband, my 11 year old daughter, 3 dogs, and a hedgehog. It's a wonderful life!