Hello My Name Is...
I live in Kannapolis, and I am proud to be teaching in Kannapolis City Schools where I received the majority of my education. I am married and have two boys in KCS. I have been teaching for over 20 years, and the last 12 years have been in KCS teaching AIG. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, walking, yoga, watching movies, and reading non-fiction.
College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned: I attended Appalachian State University and UNC Charlotte and graduated with a B. A. in English and a Minor in dance. I also received an Elementary Education Teaching Certificate for K-6 and an add-on license for AIG K-12.
Educational Philosophy/Vision: The object of teaching a child is to enable the child to get along without the teacher. We are 21st century learners striving to be responsible, respectful citizens.
This is my Schedule:
|Fred L.Wilson Elementary
Jackson Park Elementary
|Woodrow Wilson Elementary
|Shady Brook Elementary
|Forest Park Elementary
are fantastic!!! I am enjoying working with them. Each student has a notebook for reading and/or math. You may see it come home if they need to finish a class assignment or have homework. We have been journaling, talking about life-long learning, working on problem-solving skills in math, reading, writing comprehension, and are also beginning area, perimeter, and geometry. After geometry, we will be working on fractions and reading selections.
are terrific!!! They are excited about learning! We are working on multi-step math problems and analyzing reading selections such as fables, poems, and short stories. Students are reading and analyzing an adapted version of Frankenstein.
nurturing groups are running smoothly! We will be spending a lot of time writing again this year. The most difficult part of their reading assessment is writing comprehension. We want to assure that they are practicing and getting better at this! We will also work on math story problems, graphs, and fractions. First and second grade students are also studying animal habitats and will be designing a habitat for the animal of their choice. A note went home about this. Students will need to bring in a shoebox and any other materials that they would like to use for their habitat.
* Please keep in mind and understand that K-2 Nurturing Groups change throughout the year as assessments are done. We want to assure that the students are in the best possible setting to meet their needs. It may be necessary to place some students in different groups at different times depending on their reading and math levels. Be assured that we are working to make sure your child is getting the services they need!
All students can practice writing at home too. For example, have your child write a short summary about what they read each day or have them keep their own personal journal or diary. They can even watch an educational video or TV program and then write down what they learned!
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about our AIG program. It is best to reach me by email since I work at different schools. Or, you can reach me by calling a specific school on the day that I am there. Also, I love to have guest speakers or volunteers if any parents or anyone you know of has something to contribute! Thank you for your support of our AIG activities!