Dedicated educator with 21 years experience offering a strong educational background in elementary curriculum with more than 20 years teaching and facilitating experience. Excellent interpersonal and organization skills.
Finalist for “First-Year Teacher of the Year” in 1995
Finalist for "Distinguished Educator of the Year" in 2012
Developed the Elementary STEM Bowl that became the standard for the district
Designed and conducted professional development workshops in Elementary Mathematics for all teachers in Leon County
Collaborated with a group of gifted endorsed teachers to develop the district's online gifted endorsement modules
Established positive relationships with fellow teachers and school administrators.
Collaborated with teachers in the district to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.
Delegated tasks to the district mathematics coach.
Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and district-wide curriculum standards.
Worked outside normal hours to be available to answer teacher and administrator questions.
Attended National and State conferences and coached teachers in the latest developments in Mathematics.
Started the Advanced Mathematics classes for 3rd-5th grade students at Hawks Rise.
Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress.
Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.
Set and communicated ground rules for the classroom based on respect and personal responsibility.
Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
Contributed ideas at staff meetings each month.
Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.
Facilitated professional development on formative assessment to teachers around the state.
Collaboratively worked with teachers around the state on Math Formative Assessment Tasks for students in grades K-3.
Presented at a state math conference on the MFAS tasks.
Reviewed mathematics test items for 3rd-5th grade FCAT
Facilitated item review, rangefinder and gridded response adjudication meetings
Managed the 5th grade hand scoring site
Established positive relationships with teachers and administrators.in the state of Florida
Certified in Early Childhood Education
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