This is my 17th year teaching full time. I actually graduated from Western Illinois University in December of 1997. I was a substitute teacher until the fall of 2000 when I was hired as a 3rd grade teacher at Oak Grove. Believe it or not, I have been at Oak Grove for all of my teaching career with the exception of my 3rd year teaching when I was a French Academy. I have taught grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th. Of course, 3rd is my favorite!I love teaching, and I always aim to reach each individual student with my teaching style. During my flexible Reading and Math Centers, I teach each student at his/her level and introduce the grade level material with which they will be tested on through multiple forms of assessments. I welcome any and all communication from parents/guardians. I truly believe that we can work as a team to help all of my students achieve success this year!