I have been teaching since 1992. I've taught Kindergarten, grade 2, 3, 4, 5 and was a Special Education teacher. I currently teach grade 2.
I like to keep my classroom active and hands on. I believe that children at a young age need to touch, feel and experience as much as possible in order to deepen their understanding of new concepts. I try to create an environment that they feel confident being in and where they are accepted for who they are and their different learning styles.
2012 Elementary Teacher of the Year, Ontario
I definitely struggled as a student until I found my niche. I'm a very visual learner and believe it's important to tap into children's varying learning styles. Teaching is my art, I am constantly evolving and learning.
I am married with two children, a girl and a boy, 11 and 12. They helped in how I've evolved as an educator. Our latest craze is Geocaching (treasure hunting). We got started last summer after it was recommended by a friend. These are the types of educational experiences I love! Check it out online, it's a fabulous family activity with no cost.