My CareerBy September 2000 I was teaching full-time. Only two years as an occasional teacher is lucky - many new teachers in my district wait far longer before getting contract positions. For most of my career I have been a fifth grade teacher. There is something special about students at this age in a rural school... the perfect mix of independence and innocence that was a great fit for me. In September 2013, I made the leap to the primary division, teaching a class of second and third graders.
I have to admit that the little ones have grown on me! The progress I see these young minds make during their eight months with me is astounding! I try to always use a wide range of teaching approaches in order to meet the needs of all of my students - from integrating technology to using a Guided Math structure to including authentic real-world tasks, my students benefit from a range of learning activities throughout the year. I'm so happy to be able to share many of these resources with you so that I might make your days in the classroom a little easier as well! You can see all I have to offer by clicking the "Shop" tab in my menu bar.
My Life Outside of Teaching
When I'm not in school or working on my teaching products, I am a travel addict. My husband and I typically get away somewhere warm during winter and spring breaks, and usually head overseas at some point during the summer. We are very blessed to have seen so much of this wonderful world!
In St. Petersburg, Russia!
Our first time on camels in Cairo, Egypt!
Some of my other faves would definitely be spending time with our amazing families, reading, and enjoying a glass of wine with friends!
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