I've taught grades Pre K through 3rd grade and have served as a Literacy Coach and an Instructional Coach. Some of my time was also spent as the director of my church's school aged children's program. I am currently serving in the toughest teaching position of my life as a homeschool mama!
In the classroom, I always tried ensure active engagement in every single aspect of my lessons and also tried to use creativity and choice to help motivate my students. I implement these same features in my homeschool lessons but with even more freedom and flexibility to meet the needs of my boys!
My sons say I'm the best teacher ever and that's enough for me!
I received my B.S. in Elementary Education from Methodist University and then earned M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix.
When I was in fourth grade, I announced to my teacher that I was going to be a teacher just like her. I have never wavered from that declaration and even though I'm not a teacher in a traditional setting right now, I know that teaching and learning will always be a part of my days.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Religion, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Informational Text, Handwriting, Phonics