I graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a major in Education and a minor in Biology. I became dual certified in Biology and Mathematics grades 6-12 but fell in love with teaching math. "Teachers who love teaching, teach students to love learning".
I am a very hands on person and enjoy innovative activities that allow students to get their hands on the materials. I can not stand drill and kill practice but would rather see students apply their skills to real world situations. I constantly ask the question "Why" for students to understand the power of thought. I am a firm believer in stations especially in the middle school grades to keep the classroom live and captivate students minds.
During my college days, I was a four year member on the Dean's List and was a very proud recipient of many scholarships. I worked extremely hard and dedicated every fiber of energy to earn those awards. It is also because of a TEACHER that I chose education as my career!
I grew up in Southwest Florida and stayed because this is such a beautiful area. My husband is also a native and we both attended local public schools.
I have two children, who bring laughter and love in to our home and I am blessed because of it! Children are the light in this world and I love seeing their personalities shine through.
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Statistics, Word Problems, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Decimals, Easter, Place Value, For All Subjects, End of Year, Classroom Community