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 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!!