I am passionate about teaching and helping all students learn. I want to inspire them to try new things and discover new areas of interests. When I plan my lessons, I think about how I can make my instruction engaging; I research ideas to present material clearly, use manipulatives, and involve students during lessons. I also differentiate my instruction and activities for the different learning styles and ability levels in my classroom. Every day, I reflect on what went well and what I need to reteach to help my students fully understand the content. It is important to me to form relationships with my students, so they feel supported and I learn their interests and strengths. I work with my grade level team sharing ideas and resources, and I am willing to try new things to best help my students learn.
Outside of teaching, I enjoy reading. I participate in a monthly book club and look forward to discussing aspects of the book and hearing others’ ideas. I love history and current events, so I am aware of what is going on in the world and find ways to connect them to the classroom. I also love to travel, and it is my goal to visit all 50 states. I studied abroad in London for one semester, which also gave me the opportunity to travel around Europe.
I am active on social media sites, especially Pinterest and Twitter. I use Twitter to share ideas, read articles, and learn from others. I have attended the #140edu and Edcamp conferences where I have listened to and interacted with many speakers involved in different facets of education. These professional development opportunities have given me the opportunity to share ideas with others as well as learn new tools and methods I can incorporate into my classroom.
I am honored to be included on the Top List of 50 Elementary Educators on Twitter!