I have been a certified teacher for eight years, teaching a mixture of third- and fourth-grade students. However, for four years previous to that, I substitute taught in all grades and volunteered a couple times a week in a fifth-grade classroom, helping with math, social studies, and language arts.
Besides my elementary education degree, I have a bachelor's degree in English, with an emphasis in technical writing. I have been previously employed as a writer for a newspaper and as an assistant editor for a magazine.
I specialize in finding innovative ways to teach. One thing I do especially well is make up mnemonic devices in the form of short songs. A couple examples are a parts of speech song I wrote and a song about rounding numbers.
I am currently working toward a gifted and talented endorsement at Utah State University one evening a week.
Because I run interventions in my classroom for language arts and for math, I have a wealth of resources at my disposal.
Thank you for your consideration!
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