I taught kindergarten for 16 years and was a district k-1 strategist for 2. I have a masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Dallas Baptist and a doctorate in early childhood studies with a minor in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Texas. I am currently working for Dallas ISD as a prek instructional specialist.
I know I have posted several times before about Melissa and her blog Joyful Learning in KC... but I have to post again for all of you who have forgotten, been too busy to check out her blog lately, or are new and have never seen it before. Melissa makes great posts all the time about teaching math and writing and using thinking maps and the best part is she gives free downloads for everything she does :) Can't get enough of her!!