Galesburg-Augusta Primary, 3rd Grade Teacher 2013-2014 Alphabet Academy Preschool, Director/Owner 2011-2012 Watwood Elementary School-Childersburg, AL 2010-2011 Special Ed., Developmental Pre-K – 5th Grade Watwood Elementary School-Childersburg, AL 2009-2010 Teacher, 3rd Grade, Beginning of year maternity leave Special Ed., Mid-Year to end of school year Chelsea Intermediate School- Chelsea, AL 2008-2009 Teacher, 5th Grade, end of year maternity leave Edwardsburg Primary School- Edwardsburg, MI 2002-2005 Teacher, Kindergarten Edwardsburg Primary School- Edwardsburg, MI 2001-2002 Teacher, 1st Grade Edwardsburg Primary School- Edwardsburg, MI 1998-2000 Teacher, Kindergarten Edwardsburg Primary School- Edwardsburg, MI 1997-1998 Teacher, Multiage K-2nd Edwardsburg Intermediate School- Edwardsburg, MI 1997-1994 Teacher, Multiage 3-5th Edwardsburg Intermediate School- Edwardsburg, MI 1993-1994 Teacher, 4th Grade Brandywine School, Niles, MI 1991-1993 Teacher, Preschool St. Bavo Catholic School, Mishawaka, IN Fall 1991 Student Teacher, 2nd Grade
Areas of Teaching Proficiency • MEAP Proctor-MI Connection Academy • Covey 7 Habit Implementation • Daily 5 & Café Assessment • Formative Assessment • IEP Formation and Implementation • RTI • Preschool Director/Owner • Multi-age Teaching • Technology Integration-Technology Fair • Grade Level PLC Coordinator • Science Inquiry-Based Education • Parent-Teacher Communications • Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist • Accelerated Reader/Reading Counts • Project Based Learning • Classroom Website and Blog for Parents • Annual Musical Production • Differentiated Education Plans • Writer’s Workshop
Career Development- Inquiry Based Learning and Teaching in Science Education Effective Writing in the Classroom using the Writer’s Workshop Franklin Covey Leader In Me Training English Learner Awareness Training Parent-Teacher Partnership Training Technology Training with Tech. Fair Culmination IEP Formation and Implementation Autism Spectrum Disorder Training Tier 3 Literacy for All-Readers Training with Amber Pressley & Nancy Clark Formative Assessment Training Behavioral Workshop by Anita Watts STAR Training for teaching children with Autism, Winterboro Tech Center Improving Behavior & Academic Success of Students with HF AUTISM & Aspergers AAA Conference- Writing successful AAA reports for AYP Writing Successful Behavior Plan for Students, Winterboro Tech Center Addressing Disproportionality in Alabama Schools Tourette Syndrome Training Franklin Covey Training Leadership Conference with John Maxwell, Granger, IN Interactive Writing Workshop K-3 12 Brain Principles of Learning by Robin Forgarty, PH.D. Strategies for the Constructivist Classroom by Gary Bundy Differentiated Instruction K-3 by Jim Grant Differentiation: A Practical Approach to Making It Work by Caroline Cohen The 6 Trait Writing Process Working Walls: Making Them Work Links to Literacy by Debbie Clements Early Childhood Conference, Grand Rapids, MI Critical Issues in Gifted Education Michigan Collaborative Early Childhood Conference, Dearborn, MI Violence Prevention Workshop Beginning Literacy with Language by Joan Firestone, PH.D. A Balanced Literacy Program State of Michigan kindergarten Convention, Grand Rapids, MI Dr. William Glasser- The Quality School/Control Theory- Holland, MI Michigan Reading Association- Grand Rapids, MI Hands-on Math Strategies Multiage Conference- Cincinnati, OH Michigan Operation Physics, Southwest Michigan College The Art of Excellence & Achievement- Training Works Creating An Outstanding 4th Grade- Chicago, IL Building Teams of Excellence- Total Quality Education- Dr. Glasser Math Manipulatives for the MEAP Test Computer Training- Microsoft Office Reading/Writing Strategies, Dr. Mary Biggler Reading Strategies & Accelerated Reader, In-Service
Bachelor of Science (1991), Major: Elementary Education, Indiana University Holds Current State of Alabama and Michigan State Teaching License, “Highly Qualified” Professional License, 34 hours towards Masters
I have been married to my husband for 23 years and we have two teenagers, 18 and 16. We also have 2 dogs and a kitten. There is no other job on the face of this Earth that I love more than teaching (and being a Mom).
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Instructional Technology, Cooking, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Easter, For All Subjects