I am a retired elementary school teacher who still loves to see the spark of learning in a child's eye! I have years of experience with kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade learners, but I am equally comfortable with older children and adults. My strengths are in teaching reading, writing, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills. My years of teaching in California schools enable me to access Common Core and other state standards. I am certified to teach English as a second language. Though I am... [more]
Having earned a Bachelor's Degree in English at San Diego State University, I have spent years crafting my writing skills, editing newsletters and brochures, and teaching writing to elementary students.
I have a California Clear Credential through National University, a CLAD Certificate, and a Master's Degree in Teaching with Grand Canyon University. My experience spans three decades, and includes public and private education.
My relationships with special needs students covers both professional and personal areas. A requirement for California teachers is completion of coursework in Special Ed. As a credentialed teacher I have had multiple opportunities to mainstream SPED students in my classrooms, as well as assisting SPED teachers in theirs. In addition, I am the mother and grandmother of special needs children.