I am so excited to be your child's teacher! Kindergarten is such a wonderful place full of exciting learning opportunities!
My mission is to create a safe and happy learning environment where all children will be successful!
In my classroom I use the Letterland phonics program, the Write from the Beginning journal writing program, the Daily 5, and the Handwriting without Tears writing program. I teach using the North Carolina Essential Standards and I teach using themes to bring together all subject areas. I do lots of hands on activities because I know children learn in many different ways. Your child will be ready for first grade by the end of the school year.
My Classroom Mission
We will come to school each day. We will work on our letters, numbers, and sounds. We will be kind to one another. We will obey the rules and follow directions so that we will be ready for first grade.
I have been teaching kindergarten since 1990. My husband Kevin and I have four children. We are active in our church and involved in several ministries. I love to travel! I like visiting lighthouses and historical places. In my spare time I like to plant flowers, paint, write, and read.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. I am licensed to teach grades k-6.
I earned a Handwriting Level 1 Certificate through the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum in 2008.
I am a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa teacher sorority.
A. Craig Phillips Honored Educator awarded to a kindergarten teacher in NC each year. 2011- 2012
One Amazing Year program through NCCAT 2011-2012
Who's Who Among American Teachers 2005-06; 2009-2010
DonorChoose grant received 2009
NCCAT Oracoke 2008
Union Grove Teacher of the Year 2004-05
Grant received from Leap Frog 2003 and 2013
Union Grove Teacher of the Year 1997-98
Begining Teacher Apple award 1992