17 years as a classroom teacher, National Board Certified (early-middle childhood literacy)
Child centered cooperative learning with a humility only afforded an elementary teacher!
National Board Certified Teacher 2008
I loved elementary school so much. I can remember every teacher I ever had in elementary school. If I ever win the lottery, I want to buy my old school building and turn it into a charter school. It is such a sweet little place. I found 4-H camp while I was there and discovered through that vessel what a rewarding and tough profession teaching really is!
I enjoy spending time with my three beautiful children and husband on our little tiny farm. I like riding our UTV with the kids and hanging out by a fire in the summer nights. Christmas at our place is like a winter wonderland. I think I actually married a distant cousin of Clark W. Griswold!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Halloween, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text