I am an enthusiastic teacher with a knack for making learning exciting and enjoyable. I am motivated by the belief that all children can be successful learners. Empathy and compassion are part of my character. My classroom will be a strong community of learners. My students will know why they are learning what they are learning and keep the instruction rigorous and engaging. I set high expectations for myself and my students.
Strong Math Background
Washington State Teaching Certificate with Elementary Education and Middle Level Math endorsements
Use student data to plan lessons
Collaborative and self-reflective
Intentional and Creative
Kind and empathetic
Differentiate tasks to meet the needs of all learners
Utilize Instructional best practices
Communicative with parents
Routine based classroom
08/2013 to 12/2013
Co-teachingGarfield Elementary School – Olympia, WA
Co-taught at a Title 1 school serving a large population of at-risk children.
Co-taught in the 4th grade ELL classroom.
Creative delivery of instruction including games and hands on activities to keep students engaged.
Differentiated tasks to meet the needs of all learners.
Used daily data to intentionally plan next steps for students.
Incorporated technology into lessons (i.e. laptops and interactive white boards) to enhance learning and engagement.
Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with state standards and common core.
Encouraged students with special academic interests to fully pursue those subjects.
Pursued professional development continually by attending all professional development offered through Garfield Elementary.
Created a classroom environment in which children had a safe and nurturing place to take risks, grow, and have fun.
Take part in PTA activities and after school programs.
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education and Middle Level Math St. Martin's University - Lacey, WA