I am entering my 12th year as an Elementary School teacher. I have taught the 5th grade for 9 years, 4th grade for one year, and this year I will begin my first year as a 3rd grade teacher. My school highly favors "Looping" from one grade to another in order to see the effectiveness of student growth and achievement.
I am a fun, hard working, dedicated, loving and compassionate, yet stern teacher whose motto is "FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION, IT IS A CHOICE!" These are words that I live by and will leave this world saying because I know, feel, and believe that ALL children can and will learn when they know they have someone on their side who believes in them and cares about their dreams.
Rookie Teacher of the Year (2007 - 2008) Grade Level Chairperson (Currently) RTI Chairperson Dr. Judy Atwater 90/90/90 Award 2014 Teacher of the Year Mentor Teacher Math PLC Facilitator
BS Degree - Early Childhood Education (Mercer University) MS Degree - Elementary Reading & Math (Walden University) Science Endorsement Gifted Endorsement
I am an extremely proud mother of two wonderful sons (one of which graduated from high school in June 2012 and my other graduated in June of 2014). I have been a teacher at heart for many years (often times fighting against my calling from God), but I love making a difference in the lives of my biological children as well as my extended children (my students)
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Basic Math, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects