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In October 1988, I began my teaching career in the Erin School District. My first three years at Erin School I taught third grade. From 1991-June 2013 I taught fourth grade students. In September 2013, I began another exciting new career journey in becoming a teacher of fifth grade students. I have adapted the Common Core State Standards for 5th grade with the Erin School Curriculum and finding new ways to educate, motivate and challenge students. I have attended the Teacher’s College at Columbia University in New York for Reading in 2013 and 2014. This was a fantastic learning experience and I have brought many new ideas and reading concepts back to share with my students and colleagues. I am motivated in using the Reading and Writing Workshop Model designed by Lucy Calkins.
I received a bachelor’s degree in 1987 from UW-Whitewater in Elementary Education and I am certified to teach Elementary Education grades 1-8. In August of 2003, I acquired my master’s degree in Teacher Development in the field of Technology Education from Marian University, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. In Fall 2014, I am currently seeking licensure (#316) as a Reading Teacher from Viterbo University, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
I have been involved as a coach for chess club, boys’ volleyball and running club. I have also served as a Parent Teacher Club (PTC) Vice President and have volunteered in many of the PTC activities. I have been involved in several community organizations, such as the Erin Soccer Club, the Hartford Union High School Booster Club and church sponsored activities.
I have two sons and both are Erin School alumni. The small school experience was an important determinant when our sons were going to enter school along with the incredible learning experience and reputation of Erin School.
I am an advocate of health and fitness in the classroom as well as in my personal life. Brain breaks have become a regular daily activity in the. In April 2011, I participated in the Boston Marathon after qualifying in May 2010 in Green Bay at the Cell Com Marathon. This was an incredible experience!
I enjoy using life experiences to help motivate students and look forward to working with your children.