I am so excited to be teaching kindergarten at North Cove Elementary! I am in my tenth year as a teacher in McDowell County Schools. During those ten years I have taught kindergarten, first grade, and English as a Second Language. I am very blessed to be a part of the North Cove school community!
My family and I live in Pleasant Gardens and attend PG Baptist Church. Outside of school, my family is the most important part of my life. I have been married for over fourteen years to my husband Vann and together we have three children, Madgie (age 14), Gunner (age 6), and Izzy Mae (born in October of 2016). We enjoy spending time together, whether it's playing outside or going on adventures. We live on a farm and have several animals that I often share stories about with my students.
As a teacher, I believe that EVERY student is capable of learning and making contributions to the classroom. I strive to build student independence and leadership within my classroom by modeling and guiding expectations throughout the school year to make them successful learners. The students that pass through my classroom become a part of my life, not only for the year they are in my classroom, but for the remainder of their lives. For this reason, I often refer to them as "my kiddos."
7:45-8:15 Breakfast, reports, morning work, announcements, and restroom
8:45-9:00 Morning Meeting/Calendar time
9:00-10:30 Literacy Block
10:30-10:45 Letterland-whole group
11:20-11:45 Read Aloud
11:45-12:45 Math block
12:45-1:10 Pack up, recess, and restroom
2:10-2:30 Restroom, snack, announcements, and dismissal