Degrees and Certifications:
East Carolina University Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Concentration in Child Psychology Certification in Reading Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade
I have been teaching in North Carolina for 19 years. I have taught first - third grade. I love to teach reading and enjoy empowering little minds. I believe that children learn through engagement with others, play and with inquiry. I believe that children should use technology but there needs to be a balance with everything in their lives. Every child has something to offer. Two of my favorite quotes are: “Every crayon makes a mark, no matter how small” and "Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." This quote is from Maya Angelo and my classroom is based off of rainbow colors around this quote.
I have 3 children of my own. My oldest, Ethan goes to Havelock High School and plays saxophone in the Marching Rams. My middle child, Evan is a 8th grader at Tucker Creek Middle School. Evan is playing trumpet in the middle school band. Eliana is my 4th grader at AWE and she takes ballet, tap, and lyrical dance classes at Down East Dance. We have 2 dogs (a Yellow Lab and a Great Pyrenees), we have three cats (two siamese mixes and a Ragdoll), and two rabbits. My husband is an aerospace engineer and works for FRC- East. He currently works on the Firescout.
I have lived in North Carolina my entire life in Bertie County. I enjoy teaching military children. I enjoy swimming, biking, reading professional books about learning, photography, and American Girl dolls. I also love music. My favorite animal is a sloth. I have a collection of stuffed sloths.
I look forward to working with your child and family this year.