I taught full-day kindergarten for 14 years and have spent the last 2 years as a kindergarten and first grade strategist working all over my district. I am excited to say that this school year I will be back in my own kindergarten classroom!! While I loved working with kinder and first grade teachers and their students, I missed having a class of my own.
I graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 2008 with a masters in curriculum and instruction. I am currently working on my doctorate in early childhood studies with a minor in curriculum and instruction at the University of North Texas. I hope to one day teach at the university level. I love what I do and want to pass on all that I have learned over the years to fellow teachers and students!
I am finally getting around to watching The Virtual Teaching Expo Everything's Primary that launched in February - better late than never :-) I have not watched all of the videos yet, but I just finished Kimberly Gillow's Systematic Approach to Helping Struggling Readers and I loved it so much that I wanted to post about it. For me, Kimberly's session made my purchase of $15 more than worth it! I felt like the session was not only full of great tips, but also full of ideas that were new to me. Even when Kimberly talked about a strategy I was already using, she seemed to add another level to it. I took so many notes and have so many new tips to share with teachers. If you have not purchased Everything's Primary and watched it, I highly recommend it. You can check out more of Kimberly's great ideas on her blog Funky First Grade Fun.