Currently seeking a teaching position in 4th or 5th grade. Worked in the public school system for the past 20 years in Arizona and Maryland. Started out substitute teaching, K-12th grades for five years while completing a degree in Elementary Education. Taught 4th grade for 14 years, and 4th and 5th grade science classes for one year. Then was asked to teach 4th -6th grade science classes for two years in the district's program for high achieving students or the Gowen Achievement Program (GAP).
Received a highly effective rating for several years in a row. Successfully stepped into diverse classroom environments and supported students with cooperative learning structures and team building activities. Implemented intervention strategies and discipline management techniques to enhance student success. Class sizes have been between 24 and 38 students. Organized school science fair for the last fourteen years and one year of First Lego League. Students have competed at county and state levels every year. Student state assessment scores are among the highest in the district. We just moved back from Maryland to Arizona and look forward to moving closer to family in Apache Junction..
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