Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6
Certifications: Generalist EC-6, ESL, GT
Associates of Science
G/T 6 hour update- Summer 2022
ETC Virtual Technology Conference- Summer 2021
Reading Academy- Summer 2021
GT Training, Region 8- Summer 2019
GT Training, Region 8- Summer 2018
T-TESS Training- Spring 2018
K-2 Literacy Collaborative Group at Region 8- Aug.2017-May 2018
Toxic Stress PD w/ Angela Reid August 2017
Get Your Teach On! July 2017
Behavior Collaborative Group- May 2017
CAMPT Math Conference-Summer 2016
Phonics Dance-Summer 2015
Reading Interventions 10/15/2015
Writing Summer 2015
Teach Like a Pirate
This is my 8h year at Justiss Elementary. I am one of the two Reading interventionists on our campus. I pull groups in grades K-4 to provide targeted, data-driven, researched-based instruction to get our students to grade-level expectations. I believe in a growth mindset approach and involve the kids by showing them their data in a kid-friendly way that they can understand. My teaching background is primarily in 1st grade. I have taught all subjects, GT, SPED, and departmentalized Reading/Writing. I believe Paris ISD offers the absolute BEST interventions for our at-risk students.
Thank you for choosing Justiss as your child’s school! #Unstoppable
Before becoming a teacher, I completed my internship and residency at Chisum Elementary. I observed and taught in a 1st grade self-contained classroom and a 4th grade Writing classroom. After completion of my coursework, I became a Pre-K teacher at Little Ark Learning Center here in Paris.
I married my wonderful husband, Michael in 2011. We had our first child, Brian in 2012 and then our daughter, Delilah in 2016. Brian is a 5th grader and Delilah is in Kindergarten. We have a cat named Jack that we rescued. We also have a crested gecko named Sunny that is often at school with me! The biggest baby of all is our Australian Shepherd, Bear. I am the middle child of two sisters, Liz and Jane. Outside of school we enjoy being in the gym, golf course, and at the beach!
A Few of My Favorite Things:
Sport- Watching my son play football for the Boys and Girls Club. GO WILDCATS!!
Hobbies: Weight lifting and drawing
Drink- Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew & Pretty in Pink from Nu Start
Restaurant- Texas Roadhouse
Movie- Forrest Gump, Titanic
TV Shows- Stranger Things, Outer Banks