I am a fifth year Kindergarten Teacher at the Godfrey-lee Early Childhood Center. I graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2013, where obtained my elementary education teaching certificate and a major in integrated science. I am currently working towards obtaining my masters in Digital Leading and Learning from Lamar University. I am a member of the National Science Teacher Association, the Michigan Science Teacher Association and the Michigan Reading Association. I completed my teacher assisting at North Godwin Elementary, in a 1st grade classroom. My student teaching was completed at National Heritage Academy: Ridge Park Charter in a 6th grade classroom. I have also worked as a Math Intervention Specialist for a year at North Godwin Elementary. I have also co-taught kindergarten while also working as a math interventionist at Godfrey-Lee.
I love teaching! It is amazing to watch students learn and explore! I try to make all of my lessons engaging, hands on and spark curiosity. I think that building strong relationships with students and their families is key in teaching. To do this I use technology frequently, as well as many letters and phone calls home. I hold my students to high expectations and encourage their hard work and perseverance by creating a positive, safe classroom environment where all students will have the opportunity to achieve success!
More about Me:
My hobby is to plan and create tools and resources for the classroom! I love learning and growing every year that I teach! My husband & I just had our first baby boy, Westley, this October and are so in love! 🎃 I am the proud owner of a black lab puppy, Ryley and a cat, Endo. My favorite season is fall because I love Thanksgiving dinner, spending time with family and watching football. I am a big Lions and Michigan fan! Go BLUE! In my spare time I enjoy cuddling with my new little guy, watching movies, crafting, reading books, yoga & traveling!