I started my teaching career teaching middle school (6, 7, 8) special education, and then moved to the high school level and taught special education for ten years. Three years ago, I transitioned to the general education setting and began teaching third grade. (I have also completed practicum and student teaching seminars in 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade.)
I would like to consider my teaching style to be well-rounded and diverse, which I could attribute to my background in special education and my love of trying new things. I love incorporating technology and hands-on learning experiences into student activities.
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society of Education Member National Board Certification (completed required components 5/2018)
BS-Elementary Education MSEd-Inclusion Education CAGS-Literacy K-12 EdS-Teacher Leadership
This is my third year teaching third grade at a small school in western Maine, and after 14 years of teaching, I have finally found my "place." Prior to that, I taught special education at the middle and high school levels. I enjoyed it, but I had always envisioned myself teaching at the elementary level. On my 33rd birthday, my district opened a listing for a 3rd grade teacher, and I thought that it was just meant to be, so with my high school classroom neatly arranged, and lesson plans written for the first few weeks of school, I decided to jump to third grade - only one week before school started! It was a crazy decision, but I couldn't be happier. :-)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Place Value, For All Subjects, Handwriting, Classroom Community