I am a veteran teacher with seven years of experience in grades K-5. I've had the pleasure of teaching in both South Carolina and Georgia, with vast experience in literacy and math intervention, as well as Talented and Gifted differentiation. For the past two years I have served as a primary interventionist for a group of students in my reading and math classes; I also supplemented students in Fulton County's virtual 6th grade math program through small group instruction on 6th grade math standards.
I am a graduate of Roanoke College with a major in History and a minor in Elementary Education. I hold a graduate degree in Education Policy and Leadership Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an endorsement in Talented and Gifted Education from the University of South Carolina. I recently won the Teacher of the Year award at my school, and I am certified in both Project Based Learning and STEM Education.
An avid reader myself, I have a deep passion for teaching students how to read, and how to improve their reading comprehension. I also love teaching math, and have a deep understanding of how skills "spiral" in both the Common Core and Georgia math standards. With the advent of virtual teaching and learning this year, I spent the last quarter of the school year teaching online, so I am well-versed in a multitude of virtual resources and learning platforms.
I believe learning should be fun and have honed my ability to integrate all subjects into learning "experiences," which are engaging and challenging for students. All of my students are taught the growth mindset, and through a series of small goals we work together to tackle even the hardest of subjects.
Undergraduate Degree: Roanoke College - Bachelor in Arts, History
Graduate Degree: The University of Texas at Arlington - Masters in Education, Education Policy Analysis
I am a lifelong learner and I enjoy a wide range of activities! I love to visit museums, and have recently discovered Google's app ("Arts and Culture") for virtual visiting! I have a black lab rescue dog named Buddy, and we go on many hiking adventures together. I love to read and in my free time I research and write articles on education policy. During quarantine I have relearned how to needlepoint and bake! I like listening to many kinds of music, getting some exercise outside, and I play the flute and the piano (not very well but I am still learning!). I have also started to learn conversational French and Hindi, as these are languages spoken by many students at my school.
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
PRAXIS Elementary School
Study Skills and Organization