Degrees and Certifications:
1st Grade Teacher
I earned my BS in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University in 2006 and my MA in Reading Education (k-12) from Appalachian in 2009. I began my teaching career in the Hickory Public Schools system at Jenkins Elementary, where I taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. I worked in Hickory City for 12 years, and then returned to Caldwell County as a 1st grade teacher.
Favorite Educational Quote
Every child deserves a champion--an adult that will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.--Rita Pierson
Why I Became An Educator
I have always enjoyed sharing new knowledge with people. To have the ability to shape young minds and make learning fun and exciting is a dream come true!
Any hiking trail or anywhere by water!
I enjoy creating new things for the classroom, reading, and cooking! I also love to spend time with my husband, Jon and my two daughters, Vivian and Charlotte. We love going to Boone and cheering on our Mountaineers!
Our Daily Schedule
7:15-8:00--Arrival and Morning Work (quick check binders and sight word practice)
8:00-8:15--Announcements and Calendar Time
9:25-9:55--HIVE (differentiated groups for interventions and enrichment)
10:00-11:00--ELA (Heggerty, Fundations, and Wit & Wisdom)
1:00-1:45--Continue ELA (small group time)
1:45-2:30--Social Studies/Science (three week rotations)