I have been a teacher for 14+ years and have always taught the sixth grade. Prior to teaching I worked in the health insurance industry as a Marketing Representative. I love integrating technology into the curriculum as much as possible. My blog: yoursmarticles.blogspot.com focuses on strategies for technology integration. Through conferences, seminars and training sessions I share my experience with other teachers as much as possible!
Unquestionably my teaching style is student-centered. Student inquiry and project based activities are my strengths coupled with technology integration.
2018 NYS Teacher of the Year Finalist Certified BrainPop Educator Apple Teacher Google Certified Teacher Level 2 Lee Bryant Outstanding Technology Teacher of the year 2014-2015 Published in 2013 NYSMSA'S In Transitions journal Published in AMLE Magazine Published iBook on Student ENgagement Presenter at ISTE, NYSMA, NYSCATE and many other conferences on technology integration Author of Yoursmarticles.blogspot.com
1991 Graduated from Michigan State University 2001 Obtained Masters Degree and teaching certificate PRE-K through 6 60+ hours above masters credit
Mother of 3 sons (and a charming cavalier spaniel), runner and ice hockey player. I love my job and put all of my energy into doing what's best for students.
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