Proud teacher of 15 years for a large urban school district. Lead teacher for 5 years in a PreK-8 school with a focus on elementary literacy and instructional best practices. Left my first love, the classroom, to stay home with my children. Still keep one foot in the door with BingoCardCreator.
I am a no nonsense kind of teacher that values taking difficult concepts and finding engaging ways to help all students learn. I believe that learning should be exciting, engaging, and live right in that space just above your comfort zone.
Distinguished Teacher and Teacher Leader Teacher Excellence Center Teacher Excellence Award Nominee Pennsylvania Keystones Technology Integrator district nominee Presenter at various regional and state-wide conferences E-Mission Curriculum Developer Pittsburgh Post-Gazette front page feature article, "Pittsburgh Students Use Videoconferencing to Connect with Students All Over the Globe" Publications in The Reading Teacher, PSTA Exchange and CESI Newsletter
B.S. Elementary Education with a concentration in Elementary Science and Mathematics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania M.S. Education from Duquesne University K-12 Instructional Technology Certified MOODLE Certified
Proud mother of 5, I enjoy cooking, gardening, skiing and traveling. I also don't mind the the taxi light my mini-van dawns as I drive my kids to enriching places.
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, World History, World Language, Arts & Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Cooking, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Autumn, Halloween, For All Subjects, Classroom Community