Grade/Subject: K-1 Combo
- Bachelors in Education Finance from the University of Tennessee
- Masters in Elementary Education from Arizona State University
# of years in Education: 4 years
# of years at Emerson: 1 year
What brought you to teaching children:
I was greatly impacted by my second-grade teacher. Her teaching allowed me to grow and flourish that year academically, and I wanted to see the same growth in other students.
Favorite book, as an adult, and why:
Pride and Prejudice. I read this book in high school and enjoyed formal English and well-written text. The book is a classic.
Creative curriculum (something you do to personalize curriculum, annual project…):
For kindergarten students, I believe in a strong foundation of phonics. I am pushing all students to know all phonograms to build reading fluency. This is an adaptation from the curriculum to push reading growth.
Students are also learning to count to 100. We will end the year with an ice cream sundae party. Every 10 students can count is a scoop of ice cream, a topping etc.