I started my career in teaching in the second grade. I taught second grade for four years. I moved to teaching fourth grade. While teaching 4th grade, I got my Masters in Reading and I currently am an Intervention Specialist. I primarily assist at-risk students in reading. I also provide additional assistance to students in math as well.
I believe in a balanced literacy classroom. It is so important for literacy to be the main focus of the classroom. Activities need to be student centered and engaging. I feel that we need to model, model, model a skill to students, have interactive lessons, and have students independently practice the skill. I feel then students will truly master a skill. I want my students to truly love to learn! It brings me joy to see students grow and believe in themselves.
Nominee for Excellence in Teaching Award Unsung Hero
Master's in Reading Bachelors of Science in Education
It has always been my passion to teach. Even with all the obstacles we have as educators, I can truly say I LOVE MY JOB!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Geography, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Informational Text, Phonics