Ball State University (Elementary Eduction)
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I am a career teacher with 36 years experience teaching. My Florida certification is current for Grades K-5 and Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies. My passion has always been to help students achieve success in school and life. I strive to make learning relevant by using hands-on projects, games, technology, and innovative approaches to learning. I use humor to lighten the rigors and stress of learning concepts that seem overwhelming to students.
If you feel discouraged about learning, let me help you reach a level of understanding that will build your confidence and turn your low grades into "grow grades" of success. Your success is important to me! I have experience teaching 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and Middle School Grades 6 & 7. I have taught for the Dept. of Defense Schools for 20+ years. Also, I was a Starbase Atlantis teacher until the closing of the program in 2013.
I have extensive training in teaching writing skills. For seven years I taught Language Arts and Literature for the Department of Defense Schools at Fort Benning, Georgia. I also taught English/ Language Arts for 2 years at Rome City Middle School in Indiana. In addition, I taught English/Language Arts to 6th Graders in Muscogee County Public Schools in Columbus, Georgia.
Are you ready for fun and success? Let's do this together! I am here to help you have a great year of learning. Please contact me to schedule lessons if you need my help. I am a career teacher with 36 years experience teaching. My Florida certification is current for Grades K-5 and Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies. My passion has always been to help students achieve success in school and life. I strive to make learning relevant by using hands-on projects, games, technology, and innovative approaches
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I am certified in Florida to teach K-6, which means I have passed the state requirements to teach these grade levels. I have 36 years of teaching experience in Elementary Education and Middle Grades. I have earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, a Master's of Education in Middle Grades Education, and and Education Specialists degree in Elementary Education.
My background is in Elementary Education and I have used phonics to teach young learners, over-aged learners, learners with special needs, and those trying to improve their abilities in reading and word acquirement. My youngest students were 1st graders who spoke Italian and Spanish. I was proud to start their journey as learners of the English language and beginning readers.