Mature and professional teacher who adapts to new situations and technologies. The thrill of teaching continues especially in Reading and Language Arts. Adept at lesson planning with attention to the needs of the students in my classroom. Effective classroom management leads to learning in the classroom. Dedicated to creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and supportive for all students. Enjoys using modern technology in the classroom. Believe that all students can learn, and it is my job to provide quality instruction.
Founded and led with a colleague an after school club, Girls on the Move. It was developed to promote physical fitness and to teach games such as kickball and develop basketball skills and volleyball skills at Smith Barnes Elementary in Henry County.
Designed and conducted a professional development workshop in Writing for Lawrenceville Elementary kindergarten teachers.
Taught and supported dance routines for students at Smith Barnes Elementary for the annual talent show.
Students from my class won "Write Your Own Ticket" writing contest for tickets to the Stone Mountain Indian Festival. (2013, 2015)
07/2006 - Current
Henry County Public Schools － McDonough, GAEIP Teacher/4th GradeTaught EIP Reading for fourth and fifth grade
07/2002 - 06/2006
Gwinnett County Public Schools － Lawrenceville, GATeacherTaught EIP Reading with 1st grade and Reading Recovery. Taught 1st grade self contained one year.
10/1989 - 06/2002
Dekalb County Public Schools － Decatur, GAEIP Reading Specialist/Reading Recovery Teacher
Reading Specialist: Taught small groups and Reading Recovery
Worked with grades 1, 2, 4,5, 6, 7
01/1978 - 05/1988
Cumberland County Board of Education － Crossville, TNTeacherTaught grades 3-7.
Middle Tennessee State University － Murfreesboro, TN, USABachelor of Science: Elementary Education
Minor Psychology and Sociology
Graduated in 1977
Tennessee Technological University － Cookeville, TN, USAMaster of Arts: Reading/Elementary EdGraduated in 1986
Georgia State University － Atlanta, GA, USAReading RecoveryAttended one year training 1994-1995.
Lincoln Memorial University － Harrogate , TN, USALeadership/Curriculum