I have taught for 24 years in the Pennsylvania Public School System. After student teaching in kindergarten, I began my career as a second grade teacher. Shortly thereafter, I became a first to second grade looping teacher. I then moved to third grade for 14 years before becoming a K-5 gifted support teacher. I have enjoyed every age level along the way! Each grade level brings so many different rewards and challenges to make life interesting.
Visual, Organized, Child-Centered
Citadel Heart of Learning Award Nominee (2013, 2014, and 2015)
Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education (University of Delaware) Masters of Elementary Education (West Chester University)
Click here to visit the Undercover Classroom blog! My husband is also a teacher. We love to travel and explore the country (from sea to shining sea) in our camper with our two young children during the summer months. :-) Thank you to the following artists for the graphics and font on my store banner: Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah Designs, Dancing Crayon Designs, Aisne's Creations, Graphics From the Pond, Caitlin Miller, Tessa's Designs, and Elementary Lesson Plans.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Career and Technical Education, Health, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Life Skills, Religion, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community