I have been teaching fifth grade for eight years. My focus area is language arts. My desire is to make reading as fun and interesting as possible as it is usually not the most popular subject amongst students.
I believe in a very hands-on and student led approach. My goal is to get the students as involved as possible to the point where they're even leading the majority of discussion with their thoughts and ideas. I believe that any student can and will be successful if I can successfully meet their individual learning needs. I can only do that by understanding their learning needs. Building that relationship is absolutely essential.
I have been a semi finalist in my county's teacher of the year program and I have been featured as "teacher of the week" by our local tv station.
I am a 2008 graduate of UNCW (yes the college by the sea) :)
I love spending time with my amazing family, writing, singing and basically anything outdoors.