I have been an elementary school teacher in Colorado for 24 years. My experience is mostly in third, fourth, and fifth grade literacy for English language learners and students of trauma and poverty. I've also spent five years as a K-5 literacy teacher leader. Currently, I am a full time CLDE Interventionist and Teacher Leader.
My style is a mix of humor and tough love! I want kids to love school and love reading! My goal is to build lasting relationships with students while holding them to the highest standards.
20+ projects funded on DonorsChoose; Adopt-A-Classroom Highest Needs Fund essay winner and $600+ award recipient); 20 coats for my students and $850 in awards from Adopt-a-Classroom!
Elementary Education at Penn State University; Educational Administration Masters from the University of Denver and a CLDE Masters from Regis University, Denver CO
Mom of 2 boys: 7 and 9, Love music, crafts, shopping, iced coffee, summer vacation...
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Other, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Study Skills, Library Skills, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Student Council, Occupational Therapy, For Administrators, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, African History, Classroom Community