I am a licensed teacher with the NYC Board of Ed since 2001. I have taught 5th and 6th grades for my entire career.I have extensive experience in ELA as that has been my primary subject taught since 2006. I have 5 years experience with Math, SS, and Science. I also incorporate technology into many of my lessons.
I usually have my students work in small groups working collaboratively toward an end goal or project. Several of my lessons do require independent practice as well.
Over 200 donorschoose.org proposals funded since 2004 Mensa- Member since 2010 Walmart’s Teacher Wall of Fame 2012 Uclass.org International Class Project Award Winner September 2013 Uclass.org Teacher Spotlight October 2013 Donorschoose.org Giving Tuesday Video Presenter November 2013 Graphite.org Appy Hour Presenter December 2013 NYS English Council Teacher of Excellence 2013 Graphite.org Teacher Spotlight February 2014 Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies President's Award 2014 Several articles published in various education magazine 2015 and 2016 Google Certified Educator Level 1 2017
BA in History and French from St. John's University MS in Reading form Walden University
I have a fat orange cat named Marmalade who does nothing but meow and shed hair all day, but I love her all the same.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Basic Principles, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Computer Science - Technology, ELA Test Prep, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading, Classroom Community