University of Rhode Island (History)
Roger Williams University (Master's)
I began my career in education tutoring special needs students in a middle school setting. After keeping the job for three years I changed careers and moved into business. Four years, much success, and many promotions later I realized that my true passion was for teaching children and so went back to school to earn a Master's degree in elementary education. Since reentering into the world of teaching I have taught 5th, 1st, and 4th graders, all while tutoring part time after school.
When I left my job in business to get back into teaching, I did leave money on the table, but I gained something more valuable: the opportunity to do what I loved. I enjoy every moment that I am working with students. Building relationships with my students while helping them gain confidence and success is a wonderful thing to be doing everyday. I wouldn't want to do anything else.
I have taught multiple math programs designed for elementary school students as well as developed and designed my own lessons and assessments.
I received a Bachelor's degree in History with an English minor. My entire program was built around reading, researching, interpreting, and writing. This did not change when I earned my Master's. I have a true passion for both reading and writing.
I earned an M.A. in Teaching and have elementary K-6 certification. I have been working full time as an elementary school teacher for the past 4 years. It's where I want to be and what I love to do.
I pride myself on the ability to bring out the best in my students. Confidence, quality, and exuberance are all attributes that my students develop. There is nothing better than helping develop a true love of learning. I began my career in education tutoring special needs students in a middle school setting. After keeping the job for three years I changed careers and moved into business. Four years, much success, and many promotions later I realized that my true passion was for teaching children and so went back to school to earn a Master's degree in elementary
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Over the last 4 years I have taught exclusively in elementary schools. During this period I have also tutored many students within grades 1-6. I have earned a Master's degree in Elementary education and earned a Recognition of Excellence by scoring in the top 15% of test takers for the Praxis II exam.