My career began in 1996, teaching first grade for 15.5 years in the St. Charles Parish public school system in Louisiana. In December of 2012, I transferred to Jefferson parish where I was an ELA intervention teacher for K and 1st grade ESL students. I also served as a teacher leader and Instructional Coach. Presently, I teach third grade ELA and Social Studies, am a member of the Instructional Leadership Team, our school's lead ELA teacher, and one of the teacher leaders in charge of running Cluster Meetings for grades 3-5.
I LOVE teaching and learning and love teaching with technology! If I'm not teaching small groups, I instruct most of my day on the Promethean Board. The majority of my TPT store will include interactive flipcharts for Promethean Boards, Avatar videos, and PowerPoints. I hope you enjoy my work and that it impacts student learning!
I became a Nationally Board Certified Educator in the area of Early Childhood Generalist in 2006. I successfully renewed my National Board Certification in 2016! I have been recognized as Teacher of the Year at the school and district levels twice in St. Charles Parish. In 2008, I was selected Regional Teacher of the Year and was one of eight Louisiana state finalists. In 2011, I was chosen as the Regional LACUE Teacher of the Year for technology. In 2015, I was selected Teacher of the Year at my current school. I am truly honored to have been recognized for my hard work and dedication to the profession so many times!
Southeastern Louisiana University - Elementary Education grades 1-8 Earned National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist 2006-2016 and successfully renewed for 2016-2026
I have a second job as the Group Fitness Director at my gym where I am also a Kickboxing and Les Mills Body Combat instructor. I love gardening, Saints games in the Superdome, and going out to eat. My husband and I are "foodies" and enjoy dining out all around New Orleans, trying new restaurants and seeing what different chefs have to offer!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Career and Technical Education, ELA Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Professional Development, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Presidents' Day, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading