Degrees and Certifications:
I have been teaching for over 20 years and have taught just about every grade level Kindergarten through Grade 6. One thing never changes, I love to teach reading and writing!
I have a Masters in Reading and I am a Certified Reading Specialist. I enjoy researching and sharing information with my teacher friends, so my job as the Literacy Resource Specialist is perfect for me.
Here is some more information about me.
Movie: My absolute favorite movies will have Reese Witherspoon in them. I also love the classics like The Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music.
Song: I love almost all genres of music! I mostly listen to top 40 because my children always take control of the radio in the car. I like listening to music from the 40's to the present. I even like childrens' music.
Book: I love to read picture books and think I would like to write one someday. Reading and collecting picture books is sort of a hobby. I have WAY too many but I will not stop buying them!!! I like to find books that I can use to teach second grade concepts. Some of my favorite childrens authors are Mem Fox, Kevin Henkes, Eve Bunting, Marc Brown, Cynthia Rylant and Patricia Pollacco. I read teaching references most of the time, but in the summer I read anything I can get my hands on. I love mysteries, biographies and romance novels.
I love to read!
Food: I love healthy recipe hunting and Thanksgiving Dinner!
Hobbies: I love to spending time with my family and friends.
We play beach volley and swim all summer in our backyard.
I enjoy looking at teaching ideas on the internet.(I'm a bit obsessed!!)
I LOVE to read!
Drama: I have helped direct a few shows at Frog Pond School including The Jungle Book and Aristocats. Now, my children both participate in theater at Pinelands Regional High School. I highly reccomend seeing the shows at our local high school because they are amazing!
I am also a HUGE musical lover! I've seen Wicked, Spam-a-Lot, Hairspray, Rent (3 times... once with the two original leads!), Stomp, The Wizard of Oz, Phantom of the Opera (2 times!), The Producers, Beauty and the Beast, Jersey Boys, American Idiot, Rock of Ages, Bring it On!, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, West Side Story, Legally Blonde, Annie, Sound of Music, Cats, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof and more.
We also enjoy shows like The Blue Man Group and Cirque de Soilel.
I love musicals!!!!