Standard Early Childhood
Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development Certificate
Specialist Instruction Credential in Special Education
Resource Specialist Added Authorization
Children learn through play. These thematic educational materials for teachers contain artifacts, games, projects, and real life activities to help students learn efficiently, effectively, and experientially.
Educational Materials for Literacy Through Art, Science, and Social Studies.
I began teaching in high school, when I got my first job as an aide in a neighborhood day care center. My second day on the job it was just me (16 years old) and 24 four year olds. I loved that job! I began a long career of learning, observing, evaluating, constructing, redoing, changing, inventing, growing, making, and living, back there at that preschool. During the 33 years I spent working in schools, 26 of them were spent as a general education classroom teacher.
I also spent 4 years working as a support teacher (resource specialist and intervention teacher) and 3 years as a special day class teacher, working with middle school and preschool students. I enjoy diversity and change, so I rarely taught the same grade level two years in a row, and more than half of my career was spent in multi-graded classrooms. This gives me a pretty broad perspective!