I teach third grade in Indiana. I graduated summa
cum laude from Ball State University in December 2004 with a minor in counseling psychology. I’m currently
completing a Master of Arts in Education in Elementary Education through Ball State. Within the year I will also
obtain an All Grades Reading Specialist License.
I use a guided
reading and writing approach to literacy instruction, combined with individualized word study. My philosophy:
need to understand the WHY behind the WHAT and use REAL literature daily.
learn best when they are actively involved in their learning.
and accountability improves when they help set their own goals and monitor their own progress.
and motivation increases when they have many opportunities to study topics of their choice.
feel most comfortable when they work cooperatively to meet common goals, learn social skills, and celebrate success together.