I have taught Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grades because of this, I know that teaching in primary means that you have a wide variety of levels in your classroom. My goal is provide products that can meet the needs of ALL students in your classroom.
I believe that all children can learn. It’s my job as their teacher to learn as much as I can about them so I can get my students to reach their fullest potential. With teaching younger grades, I know this means having TONS of varied resources to challenge students on their level. I create products that I use in my own classroom.
I have been nominated for a district wide award in my school district that is called the Rose award. I have also been nominated multiple times to be the teacher of the year in my building. I was recently chosen to represent my school in Washington DC for the National School of Character award. I am lucky to be chosen to create a reading room for our building and a STEM room, both of which were one of the first in our district and led other buildings in their own creation of these rooms.
I have a bachelors in elementary and early childhood education. My masters is in reading as a certified reading specialist. I also have my +30 in education. I am a lifelong learner, and I am constantly analyzing my teaching and finding ways to improve my instruction.
I was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. I always knew that I wanted to be a classroom teacher. Having graduated during the Great Recession, it was a rough start to my school career. But through hard-work, working multiple jobs while waiting for my big break, I am so glad to have my dream job! I work in one of the top performing schools in Missouri and love going to work everyday! I am lucky enough to have two of the best jobs in the world! I am the teacher of an amazing group of First Graders and the mom to two beautiful children Rudy (4) and Greta (1)!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Biology, Physics, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Literature, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Winter, Place Value, Handwriting, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community