Title I Teacher K-5
I grew up in Russell, KS and graduated from Russell High School in 1997. I then earned my B.S. in Elementary Education from Fort Hays State University in 2002, and a M.S. in Reading Instruction in 2012. I have Kansas K-9 grade levels Teaching Certification with an English Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement. I also have an Arizona K-8 grade levels Teaching Certification with an Early Childhood Teaching Endorsement.
I have thirteen years of teaching experience in the elementary school setting teaching mostly primary grade levels. My first teaching job was with Bullhead City School District #15 located in Bullhead City, Arizona. There I taught 1st grade at Coyote Canyon Elementary for five years. Then in June of 2007 my family and I moved to Topeka, Kansas in order to teacher for Shawnee Heights USD 450 schools. There I taugh 1st grade at Tecumseh South Elementary for one year, and 3rd grade at Berryton Elementary for five years. Finally, in July of 2013 my family and I moved again to Russell, Kansas to be the Title I teacher at Bickerdyke and Simpson Elementary schools. As a teacher I meet the needs of the students by using a variety of hands-on learning activities, strategies, and methodologies. I also include Kagan Learning strategies, Brain-Breaks, as well as individual, small group and whole class instruction along with differentiated lessons.