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Grand Canyon University (MEd)
Fairleigh Dickinson University (Graduate Coursework)
I have been teaching elementary and middle schools for 13 years- doing everything from 4th grade language arts basic skills to 8th grade language arts and reading to my current position and true love - kindergarten! Along the way I received a masters in reading curriculum and instruction and have completed half of the neccessary coursework to become certified as an Orton Gillingham MultiSensory Reading Tuutor. I truly love reading and feel that it is the cornerstone on which all academic success is built. A love of reading and an innate curiosity will take a child as far as they want to go in this world! I am certified by the state of NJ as an elementary education teacher (K-5) and a reading specialist. I have taken the Praxis II exam and am considered highly qualified to teach K-12 reading and middle school language arts. I have been teaching elementary and middle schools for 13 years- doing everything from 4th grade language arts basic skills to 8th grade language arts and … Read more
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I have been an elementary and middle school teacher for 9 years. I have taught Kindergarten and 3rd grade (all subjects), 4th grade basic skills in math and language arts, 7th grade basic skills in math and language arts, and 8th grade basic skills in language arts. I am certified as both a reading specialist and an elementary education teacher (K-5) by the State of NJ. I have taken and passed the Praxis II in middle school literacy/language arts and teacher of reading.
I have been a kindergarten teacher for three and a half years, teaching phonics, phonemic awareness, writing, and beginning reading concepts. I utilize a combination of whole word and phonics instruction to achieve the best results. By the end of the year, almost 100% of my students are reading Level B books or higher.