Hello and welcome to 6th Grade! I am married (we just passed our 12th anniversary!) and we have a beautiful and hilarious daughter who is going into fifth grade. We also have an adorable and slightly crazy Siberian husky named Diesel who keeps us all entertained. In my free time I love to spend time with my family, read (mostly fiction!), and craft!
My Education and Professional Background
I have my Bachelors Degree in Music and Masters in Elementary Education from Rutgers University in New Jersey. This will be my 18th year teaching! I seriously can’t believe that it has been that long. I absolutely love being a teacher. I have been teaching at Carlson Elementary for 8 years and this will be my second year teaching sixth grade after moving up from fifth last year.
My Educational Philosophy
Science and STEM Education have been my passions for quite a few years now, so I love that I get to spend so much of my time focusing on the integration of these areas with the ancient world history that sixth grade covers. My philosophy of teaching science is to use hands on activities as much as possible! Learning through doing science will help us understand and remember what we learn. I also love to help students discover what is meaningful about learning history in social science. We are definitely going to have some fun in here this year and learn a whole lot, too!
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