I am a National Board Certified teacher, with 28 years of teaching experience in grades 1-5. My lessons include printables, SMART Board notebook files, and Power Points. I have been a lesson plan writer and reviewer for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). My first teaching job was in Waseca, MN, in 1973. I taught elementary grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and gifted education classes. From 1994-2010, I taught for the Wayzata Public School District in Minnesota.
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I like to make complex lessons easier to teach for teachers, and easier to learn for students.
I earned a Teacher of Excellence Award from the BestPrep Economics Education Foundation. One of my KMO teams won first place in Minnesota, one year. I am a past newsletter editor for PDK. I have many free lessons and materials posted on the ReadingLady.com, Teachers.net, TeacherShare on Scholastic, and ReadWriteThink.org.
I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education, an MS in the area of gifted children, and an MA in K-12 Curriculum and Instruction. I have National Board Certification.
My National Board Certification is in the area of Middle Childhood Generalist.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Business, Computer Science, Marketing, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics