Phone: 972-947-9457 . Ex 62111
Degrees and Certifications:
EC-6 Generalist ESL Certified EC-12 Reading Specialist Principal as Instructional Leader TTESS LEAD Dyslexic Training (currently participating in Yr 1)
Position: Dyslexia Specialist for 6th-8th at Strike Middle School
Room Number: 2111
Planning Period: 1st Period
Bio: Welcome to my classroom page. I am excited to begin the year as a Little Elm Strike Lobo! It is going to be a great year, and I'm elated to begin this journey with you.
Personally, I am married and have three adult sons. We are blessed to have two grandchildren that are the light of our world. With the addition of them, there is never a dull moment at our house. We enjoy riding bikes and spending time near water, whether that be a pool, lake, or ocean.
Professionally, I have been in education for over 20 years. Years ago, I ran a privately owned preschool during a time when my own children were young. Those were precious years for sure! I have spent the past eight years teaching 5th grade ELAR/SS at a local North Texas school.
I have attended several area colleges over the years to acquire my educational degrees. I began my educational journey at NCTC in Corinth where I was inspired to learn and grow, setting high goals for myself. Then, I transferred to TWU to complete my bachelor's degree. There I continue to be exposed to inspirational educators that pushed be to do great things. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and went on to earn my Masters in Education as a Reading Specialist.
Recently, I completed training to earn my Principal Certification and TTESS that would allow me to evaluate and support educators if and when needed in my career.
Currently, I am participating in LEAD training that focusing on best practices for supporting dyslexic students. In the weeks I attended training this summer, I have learned many strategies I am excitied to use in my classroom with my incoming students. As you can probably tell, I have a love for being a life long learner. Continuing to connect with fellow educators allows me to learn and grow, with an end goal of being a better teacher for my students.