I teach 5th grade and love every minute of it.
4. Where did you go to college?
I received my Bachelor's degree at Illinois College in Jacksonville and my Master's at Eastern Illinois in Charleston.
5. What or who inspired you the most to be a teacher?
After volunteering at the YMCA in Jacksonville for an after school program, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I loved the "light bulb" moment I got after helping students with their work. I knew teaching was something I wanted to do daily.
6. What is your favorite classroom activity?
I love reading novels in our Guided Reading groups. I love watching kids interact and become a part of their book. So many times they don't think or even want to get into a book, but they can't help it. I love being a part of that.