31 years in education: 19 years teaching Early Childhood Special Education (ECE 3-5 year olds), 4 years looping 1st to 2nd 4 years in 2nd currently a Reading Specialist RtI for K-2. I've enjoyed taking on the new challenges, re-inventing myself, and building upon my knowledge.
Hands-on, interactive, and supportive. My most important task has been to create a welcoming environment for students. I strive to meet students where they are and adjust to fit their needs, yet challenge them to reach to learn more.
Illinois StarNet Mini-Grant Winner: Take the Music Home Donors Choose: Show Us the World Social Studies Project
Bachelors Degree: Special Education (Deaf Education/Reading Minor), Masters Degree: Reading Specialist Teaching Certificates: Early Childhood Education (PreK-3rd), Elementary Education, and Reading Specialist plus a Special Education Endorsement
When I was growing up, I always wished that I would grow up and become a teacher. My wish came try! With my TpT store, I wish to share my experiences and knowledge with other teachers. A while back, I had to look up Guam on the map because one of my resources was purchased by a teacher from Guam. I was in awe that my resources could impact students around the globe.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Special Education, Other, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, Classroom Community