I have been teaching for the past six years, the majority of which have been in 3rd grade with a quick year in 2nd. My previous experience in a very high needs Title I school has truly shaped me as the teacher I am today.
My style includes a variety of student collaboration, enrichment, and creativity. I use a lot of Conscious Discipline strategies as well as Responsive Classroom approaches throughout my day to keep the students ready and excited to learn! I am a strong believer in small group instruction in order to differentiate in both math and language arts.
Root's Teacher of the Year 2015-2016
I earned my Bachelors Degree from Penn State (University Park) in Elementary and Kindergarten Education.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Math Test Prep, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Test Preparation, End of Year