Norfolk State University (Early Childhood Educ)
Norfolk State University (Master's)
I've spent the past 25 years of my life educating young children, and experiencing the rewards of seeing their great gains, in areas that they didn't know they could be proficient in! I began my Teaching/Administrative career with Virginia Beach Public Schools, teaching 9th grade Business. I then decided that the younger children would be fun to teach, because of their love for learning. I taught 8 years in the Norfolk Public School system from grades 1 through 5. My main focus was inclusive education for the 4th graders. There I also served as Summer School Principal, City-Wide In-service Presenter, and Testing Chairperson. I received the School Bell Award for my many contributions to the students of Norfolk., and was honored by the school board with a wonderful award. My husband and I relocated to Palm Coast, Florida, where I've been teaching for the past 17 years, both in the public school setting and my private tutoring business, where I have incorporated the Common Core Curriculum. I was selected to participate in the North Region Imagine Principal Candidate School. I graduated from this school in June, 2012. This June of 2015, at the close of school, I've returned home, ready to assist students through one of the most effective methods of instruction, one on one instruction. I've taught some of our Virginia Beach students through the FOHTA program this summer, since arriving here. I used innovative activities to promote and practice new learning habits, emphasizing creative thinking skills, while increasing their knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. I would love to share my many letters of recommendation and appreciation from both current and past administrators, parents, and our most valued stakeholders, our children.
I was voted Reading Teacher of the Year during my tenure in Norfolk Public Schools. I've taught Elementary School students for more than 2 decades. My students have experienced great learning grades., on a consistent basis. I've taught Pre-school - 1st grade for 5 years, with the emphasis on phonetic based instruction.
You can have fun learning, with a fun loving teacher, engaging you in instruction! I look forward to meeting with you today! I've spent the past 25 years of my life educating young children, and experiencing the rewards of seeing their great gains, in areas that they didn't know they could be proficient in! I began my Teaching/Administrative career with Virginia Beach Public Schools, teaching 9th grade … Read more
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I currently hold a current Teaching License in both the states of Virginia and Florida. I am certified in the following areas: Elementary Education K-6, Pre-K - 4, Guidance and Counseling, Principal, and Exceptional Student Education. I have taught Elementary school in grades Pre-K through 6 in the Public schools for 18 years., my most recent teaching experience in the FOHTA program this current summer, with the Virginia Beach Public School students.