I’ve been teaching since 1997. Please try not to figure out how old that makes me. 🙂
I spent the first year as a long term sub in three classrooms (and in and out of a few K-12) classes. Then I spent a few years teaching 1st grade at a Catholic elementary with 40 students per classroom. During all of that I was getting my teaching credential. On the job training would be an understatement.
I’ve been at my current school since 2002. I taught 3rd grade for two years, 1st grade for two years, and then 2nd grade for 6 years. Ready for a change, I made a jump and taught 5th grade math. I spent several years teaching K-6 Intervention. Yes, 7 grade levels a day. I’m starting 3rd grade in the 2019-2020 school year.
Our school was an Edison Charter when I arrived and I became a trainer for Edison. I had the pleasure of spending time traveling throughout the country training SFA Reading Roots, Wilson Fundations (Reading), and classroom management.
I’ve been part of the school’s leadership team for many years. I’ve also been a BTSA Support Provider which means that I helped support some of the new teachers on our site.
I was married in July of 2011. My husband volunteers regularly in my classroom and around my school. Marrying my husband brought me two wonderful daughters who have both recently made us grandparents. We are adventurous and love spending time by the water. Life is short and we are ready to live and enjoy it.