I have 24 years teaching experience in both public and private schools. My passion is helping students develop a love for education and learning. Most of my teaching experience is in second, third, and fourth grade, but I tutor students of all ages.
I love to create engaging lessons and activities for my students. I am partial to centers and collaborative activities where students are actively working together to either learn new concepts or practice previously taught ones.
National Board Certified Teacher 2005 and Renewed 2015, Academically and Intellectually Gifted Certification, Newspaper in Education Teacher of the Year
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education 1995, Masters in Elementary Education 2000, National Board Certification 2005, Renewed 2015
In addition to teaching Academically Gifted fourth grade, I am a busy mom to three children! I enjoy working on the computer, reading, making jewelry, and spending time with my family.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Mental Math, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Earth Day, Close Reading