30+ 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, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Other, Geography, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, 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