This year will be my 22nd year of teaching. I have taught a first/second grade combination class for three years, as well as a first grade class at Col. Johnston for 14 years. This year will be my fifth year teaching third grade and I love it! Third grade students are amazing thinkers and are able to extend their learning in so many ways. I love teaching, but the part I love the most is getting to know each child as an individual. I have a Master's of Arts from The University of Arizona in Language, Reading and Culture, as well as a Reading Specialist Endorsement. I am also a certified C.L.I.P. (Reading Recovery) tutor. Children are a joy and every day they teach me something new.