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Subjects Taught
Third Grade


A.S. Early Childhood Education - Cleveland State Community College 2006

B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies - Lee University 2008

M.E. Curriculum and Instruction - Lincoln Memorial University 2011




Welcome to Charleston Elementary!  Third grade is going to be so much fun this year!  I am excited to be your child's teacher!   As a teacher, I believe my classroom should be structured, inviting, challenging, and fun.  I use different learning methods to meet the individual needs of my students.  Communication and parental involvement are the keys for a child's success in school, so I strongly encourage both in my classroom.  I tell my students that they have two jobs to do listen and to do their best.  I want them to believe in themselves and DREAM BIG!




I have always dreamed of becoming a teacher and have had the privilege to teach at Charleston for my seventh year now! I taught first grade for five years and taught second grade for one year.  This is my first year teaching third grade!  We are going to have so much fun learning and growing together!!!




The ABC's for a Successful Year   (for student)  

Attend school regularly.

Be prepared for class.

Communicate your needs to your teacher and parents.  

Develop a positive attitude.  

Eat a good breakfast each morning.  

Focus on your goals.

Give yourself a pat on the back regularly.

Help yourself before seeking assistance.

Imagine what you'd like to be as an adult.

Join in on all class activities and discussions.

Keep on task.

Learn as much as you can.

Make the most of every situation.

Note your progress.

Optimize your talents.

Put forth your best effort.

Quickly resolve conflicts.

Run your race with the intention of winning.

Study! Study! Study!

Trust yourself and try new things.

Use your time wisely.

Voice your opinions.

Watch out for distractions.

eX-amine your work carefully.

You are capable of great things.

Zero in on your strengths and build upon them.

-- author unknown -


The ABC's of a Successful Year   (For Parents)

Ask your child about the school day.

Begin your child's day with a nourishing breakfast.

Congratulate your child for doing well.

Discuss homework with your child.

Encourage your child to read.

Find a quiet place for your child to study.

Give your child responsibility.

Hug your child to build self worth.

Include your child in making simple family decisions.

Join a library with your child.

Keep your child on a schedule that includes exercise and sleep.

Limit TV viewing/video game playing by selecting programs with your child.

Make the time you spend with your child special.

Notice and discuss changes in your child's behavior.  

Offer to help your child organize school papers.

Provide your child with good role models.

Question the activities your child shares with friends.

Respect your child's right to have opinions different from yours.

Share an interest or a hobby with your child.

Take time to listen to your child.

Urge your child to get involved with school and extra curricular activities.

Visit places of interest with your child.

Work with your child to set up rules of behavior.

Xerox and save records or articles that benefit your child.

Yield results by encouraging your child to do better.

Zoom through these ABC's again and again!

-- author unknown --