Salisbury University (Elementary and Early)
Johns Hopkins University (Master's)
I have always known for a young age that I wanted to be an educator. I graduated from Salisbury University in 2010 with honors, and received two undergraduate degrees, both Bachelor's of Science- one in Early Childhood Education, and a second in Elementary Education. Salisbury University has a Nationally Accredited Education program, so I have been current on my Maryland State Teaching Certificate since 2011.
After graduation from Salisbury, I accepted my first teaching position in a daycare center that placed a high emphasis on early learning. I spent a year working with three-year-olds and a second year working with the Pre-Kindergarten class. After two years, I relocated closer to Baltimore, and wanted to challenge my skills and passion a little further.
I accepted a second grade teaching position with Baltimore City Public Schools, where I remained for three years. After my third successful year teaching second grade (my students were the only students in the school who met their proficiency goals!), I was asked to take a position outside of the classroom as K-2 Lead Teacher. In that role, I was a mentor other teachers in the school, provided demonstration lessons, opened my math classroom up to model lessons for staff members (I taught math just in the afternoon for this purpose!), and served as a member of the schools Instruction Leadership Team. I also mentored new Baltimore City Teachers in order to provide a smooth transition into the District.
More recently, I have transition to teaching fourth grade reading and math at a second Baltimore City Public School and am a "model" teacher. I have also just graduated with my Masters of Science in Educational Studies from The Johns Hopkins School of Education. I currently hold an Advanced Teaching Certificate with the State of Maryland, and am certified Pre-K to 6th grade. I also have a Reading Endorsement, as well as a Special Education Endorsement.
I credit much of my success within Baltimore to my engaging lessons, my patience with my students, and the manner in which I build relationships with my students. I firmly believe learning should fun, and that students need to be respected in order for them to be motivated and engaged in academics :)
I love watching students learn, helping them discover how classroom content is related to their lives, and seeing their huge smiles each day! I believe in laughing, nurturing, and having compassion, to which I credit my success in Baltimore City. I look forward to bringing my creativity and patience to helping your student succeed! I have always known for a young age that I wanted to be an educator. I graduated from Salisbury University in 2010 with honors, and received two undergraduate degrees, both Bachelor's of Science- one in Early Childhood Education, and a second in Elementary Education. Salisbury University has a Nationally Accredited Education program, so I have
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I have taught Common Core Reading and Math for four years, in grades second as well as fourth.
Having taught second grade math for 3 years, and 4th grade math for a year, I have a clear knowledge of what is expected in each grade, and how to better prepare students to be successful in the upcoming years! I understand the foundations, as well as the next expectations students will face!
For the past three years, I have mentored teachers in reading intervention strategies for early learners, as well as instructing more advanced readers to think critically about high-interest texts, and grappling with complex texts and using close-reading strategies to their advantage! I like to teach my students' skills that they can apply across disciplines, and ways to organize their thinking while reading.