I currently teach 3rd grade, but have many years of experience as a 4th and 1st grade teacher as well. Other roles I currently hold or have held: Building Science Coordinator, Teacher Mentor, Building Leadership Team Member, and Language Arts Representative
Creating an inviting, safe classroom comes first. I make every attempt to get to know my students on a personal level as well as academic level so I know how to spark their interest. My teaching style could be described as the facilitator of research-based activities and lessons which make students think. I encourage my students to collaborate and problem solve. I am also a firm believer in teaching procedures (for everything!) in the beginning of the year and letting students relish their independence.
Master Teacher; Best Practices Teacher
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education K-8; Masters Degree in Education/School Counseling
I enjoy creating quality products for my students to use and then making these items available at reasonable prices for other teachers and their students.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Environment, Physics, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Physical Science, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Engineering, Close Reading, Classroom Community