Dear Parents and Students,
to fourth grade! I look forward to building a classroom community in
which we are respectful of each other and go home each day excited about
learning. Teaching is my passion, and I can assure you that I am very
excited about this school year.
In May of 2007, I graduated from Western North Carolina University with my Masters degree in education. For undergrad, I attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville,
where I received a degree in both psychology and K-6 education. I
student taught in third grade at Candler Elementary School, and after
college graduation I taught a six week interim in 5th grade at West Buncombe Elementary School. I then moved to Gastonia, NC (right outside of Charlotte) where I taught 1st grade at an inner city school. A few years ago, I returned to my hometown of Asheville and began teaching 3rd grade here at Oakley. This will be my sixth year teaching 4th grade at this amazing school and words can not tell you how excited I am.
I love to read. My two most recent reads were Sing me Home by Jodi Piccoult and The 7 Keys to Comprehension by Stephanie Harvey. My favorite children’s novels are Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech and Wonder by
R.J. Palacio. I am an avid writer. One of my goals for the near future
is to look into publishing some of my writing for young adults. In
school, math was a struggle for me, but now I am really excited about
math. We teach the students in ways that also helped me understand how
numbers work together. Now, math is one of my favorite subjects to
teach. Sports are one of my biggest passions, and I feel that a lot of
children need kinesthetic engagement throughout the day. I try to
incorporate physical activity in classroom instruction to keep all of my
students engaged and interested :).
know that you will support me this year in helping your child meet
his/her academic and social goals. I strive to help students become more
independent in their study habits, but they still need to know that you
and I support them. I hope that you will stay close in touch, and let
me know of your questions or concerns as well as your confidence in your
child’s learning. I look forward to our partnership in making this a
productive and happy year for your child.