I have 12 years of teaching experience and a have a background in design and editing. I am also the mother of three! :)
I believe in active learning and concept based instruction. I believe that kids learn Reading best by READING, therefore, I always teaching reading concepts in a small group guided reading setting. In Math, I believe that it is important to develop a child's understanding of a concept before teaching him/her the methods. I love Social Studies and Science and have created my own SMART board lessons for all of my units. I also believe strongly that the best teaching comes from collaboration.
Presidential Volunteer Award
I have a BA/MT from the University of Virginia.
I am a Virginia native. I am happily married with three wonderful children of my own. I LOVE teaching and LOVE developing my own lessons and materials!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Graphing, Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Economics , Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text, Engineering