I am in my twelfth year of teaching in Vermont. I am currently teaching 3rd grade; I have taught grades 2, 3, 4, and 5. Before teaching, I was a para-educator in grades 1, 2, and 4. I tutored students in grades 3-11. I also coached girls soccer, grades 7 and 8.
MY TEACHING STYLE
I follow the philosophies of Responsive Classroom. I also believe in using inquiry activities, whenever possible, because they are engaging and meaningful for students. I have spent a great deal of time learning about differentiation, and I try to incorporate Multiple Intelligences activities whenever possible. I love using technology as well!
HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT
I recently earned the status of being called a STAR teacher in my district. After three years of study, I am a qualified STAR science teacher, as authorized by the Southwest Vermont Curriculum Coordinators' Collaborative, granted by the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant in Vermont.
MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
I attended the University of Vermont and Castleton State College for my BA. I earned my MS in Curriculum Development, with a focus on literacy, from the University of New England.
ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
I am a Vermont girl and love my state! My son, Lukas, was born in early 2014. My daughter, Ella, was born in the spring of 2016. I love being a mama! My husband, Lukas, Ella, and I enjoy walking our two dogs. Oscar is a 8 year old black lab and Mila is our 4 year old german shepherd. I play soccer and also enjoy running. Reading is a true treat, and I revel in finding time to drift away into a good book. In my 'past' life, I used to make jewelry, which I sold at the local Farmers' Markets. I also love doing craft projects.