Ever since I was in fourth grade I have wanted to be a teacher and teach fourth grade. I did satisfy this dream. My first job after graduating with an Elementary Education degree from Towson (State) University was teaching fourth grade in a Catholic school. I taught fourth grade for two years and then third grade for two years. I returned to teaching part time at a private nursery school and kindergarten. I taught Pre-k for two years. I then developed and implemented the kindergarten program. I taught kindergarten for four years. During those years I went back to school and received my Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. I renewed my certification and I am a highly qualified teacher with an Advance Professional certificate for Early Childhood and Elementary Education.
After I received my master's, I went back to teaching full time with the public school system. I have been in the same school for fifteen years. During that time, I taught first grade for twelve years and kindergarten, fourth and fifth grades for one year each. Currently, I teach fourth grade. I received a certificate for excellence in education. I also supervised student teachers and mentored new teachers in our building. I participated in many extra activities with students. I participated with Fun Saturday school, summer camp school and morning and after school tutoring. I ran a morning research group and had a Black Saga competition group. I also went back to school and accumulated 56 additional education credits.
I enjoy tutoring because I can really help students learn and concentrate on the student's individual needs. Ever since I was in fourth grade I have wanted to be a teacher and teach fourth grade. I did satisfy this dream. My first job after graduating with an Elementary Education degree from Towson (State) University was teaching fourth grade in a Catholic school. I taught fourth grade for two years and then third grade for two years. I returned to
I have been trained in using the Common Core Standards. For the past 3 years. I have implemented these standards in my daily lessons in both ELA and Math. My instruction has always been learner centered. I have always pulled small groups to meet the needs of my students.
I am Maryland certified. I have an Advanced Professional Certificate in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education. My undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education and my Masters degree is in Early Childhood Education. I also have 56 education past my masters degree. I have taught for 26 years in both private and public schools. I have taught grade Pre-k to 5th grades.
I have much experience with teaching phonics to young learners. I have over 18 graduate credits in reading. I have used Open Court, Foundations, and Orton Gillingham to help children read. I have also used DIBELS screening to meet individual needs. In planning these lessons I used the phonemic awareness continuum. I have taught phonics 17 out of 26 years of teaching.