Degrees and Certifications:
Millikin University - Graduated 2005 - Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education University of Illinois/Champaign - Graduated 2013 - Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction in Math and Science Eastern Illinois University - Will Graduate December 2017 - Leadership Degree/Administrative
Years of Teaching: 11 years
I have taught fourth, fifth and sixth grades. I love fourth grade the most! I see fourth grade as a transition year. It is the year where students are expected to "read to learn instead of learn to read". The love of learning I experience at this grade level is the best thing about teaching. I set high expectations, both academically and behaviorally, and enjoy watching the transition of my students into independent learners, and most importantly, independent thinkers over the course of one school year. I encourage my students to try their hardest and do their best at everything they do.
"The difference between try and triumph is a little umph". ~Author Unknown