Joined 5 years ago
This is my 19th year as an educator and first year as a K-8 Instructional Technology TOSA. I began my career teaching Kindergarten for 2 years. After a drastic decrease in student enrollment, I moved to 1st grade, which I taught for 7 years. In order to gain experience in upper elementary, I opted to teach 5th grade for the last 9 years. I have an interest in technology-enhanced teaching. Thus, I have embraced this tool and currently implement many of the applications and programs available to teachers and their students. My priority is to help my students be problem solvers and thinkers. I thoroughly enjoy integrating all subjects when teaching history and science topics in order to effectively cover the grade-level standards. I spend much time expanding my teaching skills by attending professional developments in writing, math, reading, social studies, and technology for the classroom. I often tutor my students after school to assist them in their knowledge and confidence of various lessons and concepts. I consistently help my students to be problem solvers and thinkers! Project-based learning and inquiry-based activities are interwoven into our school day.