I teach the sweetest tiny toes in Pre-K now after nine years in 2nd Grade. I am honored to be a child's very first teacher (that is, after their parents). I know the feeling of letting go the hand that clung so tightly to your own. My thirteen years of teaching actually goes much further as I homeschooled my 4 children for 5 years.
My teaching style is very global. I am very relaxed and nurturing. I use a LOT of technology in my class, including a Smartboard, iPad, and iPods. However, I maintain a balance to include many hands on activities, especially at this critical, young learner stage.
2011-2012 LISD Teacher of the Year, Mom
I graduated high school in Beaumont, Texas in 1984. I went on to get my bachelors at Lamar University, graduating in 1988. I went back to college and got my Teacher's Certification in 1994.
I have been married for 31 years to a wonderful (obviously) man! Sadly, he passed away from ALS in December 2017. I am heartbroken. We have four children. Three have graduated college, and the "baby" has just begun her college career. I am a breast cancer survivor who loves to bring hope to those battling this horrible disease.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Special Education, Mathematics, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Basic Math, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics