Southern New Hampshire University (Elementary Education)
New England College (MEd)
My desire for teaching began when I was a little girl. Since the fourth grade, I have wanted to teach. I can remember helping my teachers out in any way that I could and I also spent many recess times helping younger students learn how to read. After beginning my own family, I went to school to become a teacher. I graduated from Southern NH University summa cum laude and was hired immediately upon graduation. I have learned from the very best of teachers over the years and work tirelessly today to meet the needs of each and every one of my students.
I have been teaching for more than 20 years and have experience working with preschool students through middle school students. I have taught preschool, kindergarten, third grade, fifth grade and currently sixth grade. I have worked in various roles in education. In addition to being a classroom teacher, I have worked as a para-professional, working with students with special needs and even as a principal in the private school sector. My greatest pleasure comes from teaching in the classroom.
In regards to tutoring, I have worked with several students one-on-one over the years. Each of these experiences were positive ones with my students making great strides in their learning. I believe that the key to education is to be willing to get to know the student personally and to be attentive to their individual learning style. By meeting students where they learn best, the teacher will be able to strengthen skills and build upon them in order to achieve greater learning. I have been able to successfully achieve this with my students over the years.
I have been teaching reading for more than 20 years. I have worked with the very basics within the primary grades, from basic letter sound identification to phonemic awareness. Additionally, I have worked with high-order thinking and comprehension skills with my middle school students. I am an avid reader myself and continue to educate myself in current practices in reading instruction.
I have attended numerous educational workshops on the Common Core State Standards and apply these standards in my classroom on a daily basis. I have also served as a teacher leader in this area at my own school and have trained colleagues in using the CCSS.
I have been teaching and working with elementary students for over 20 years. I have also successfully raised 3 children of my own and fully understand family dynamics. I make it a point to learn about my students and find areas for success in learning within each and every one of them.
My desire for teaching began when I was a little girl. Since the fourth grade, I have wanted to teach. I can remember helping my teachers out in any way that I could and I also spent many recess times helping younger students learn how to read. After beginning my own family, I went to school to become a teacher. I graduated from Southern NH
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I have attended numerous workshops on the Common Core State Standards and utilize them daily in my classroom. I have even taught colleagues about the CCSS and how to best implement them in their classrooms as well.
I am certified as a K-8 teacher in the state of NH. I currently teach sixth grade.
As a sixth grade teacher, I spend much of my time teaching students how to create good study habits that will benefit them when they go off to middle school and high school. These skills begin with developing strong organizational skills, proper note-taking techniques, and gather and storing information and materials appropriately.