I have been teaching for twenty-three years. I have taught fifth grade, media 1st-5th, and fourth grade.
I teach fifth grade social studies and ELA. I teach American History from pre-history to the Spanish American War. I think language arts skills should be integrated into Social Studies content. I believe so strongly in this, that every ELA standard I teach is integrated into my social studies content. I am a facilitator of learning. I create learning experiences for my students and guide them through a variety of activities to reach our goals. I do NOT lecture. You would find me sharing stories with my students, and then bombarding them with books, articles, websites, etc. to immerse ourselves in the topic.
Auburn City Schools Teacher of the Year 2004 National Board Certification 2010 Alabama Gilder Lehrman Elementary Teacher of the Year 2015
I have two master’s degrees -elementary education and library media.
I am married to an educator and we have two sons, aged 23 and 21. One is a history major and the other is a theater major. Love of history and being dramatic--all skills they got from their mama! :-)