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Welcome to 4th Grade!
 
 I am very excited to be your teacher and very blessed to serve at St. Rita again this year.
 
 After a ten year career in the banking industry, I followed my heart and became a teacher. I have been blessed to teach over fifteen years. I spent 9 years teaching third grade in McKinney ISD where I had the opportunity to serve as a team leader and offer an inclusive classroom setting co-teaching with our lead of special education. We never stop learning and growing, but I gained so much from this experience. I have also learned so much from my students and colleagues at St. Rita while teaching both self-contained 4th-grade classes and departmentalized Language Arts. I have truly loved my teaching journey. 
 
My family means the world to me. We reside near St. Rita Catholic School and have called St. Rita our church home since 2010. We have one son who will be a junior at SMU this fall. We also have a very goofy golden retriever who loves to run and play!
 
 This year we will learn so many amazing new things. We will learn all about good reading and writing habits, how we can monitor our own comprehension, writing structures, how writers use descriptive words to help readers visualize, and how to annotate text. We will read about a selfish rabbit that learns how to love, an amazing kid named Auggie, and the true story of Salva Dat who overcame many obstacles in his life.
 
Certifications 
Early Childhood - 6th Generalist
Early Childhood -12 Special Education
English as a Second Language EC- 12 Supplemental Certification
Gifted and Talented Certified through McKinney ISD
Religion Certificate- 3K-8 Diocese of Dallas
 
Professional Development
Schlechty Center- Working on the Work Lesson Design
Eric Jenson Brain-Based Learning
Buck Institute- Project-Based Learning
Gretchen Bernabei- Writing Workshop
Empowering Writers
Lucy Calkins Workshop
 
I can't wait to learn more about you this year!
 
Colossians 3:14" And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them together in perfect unity."
 
 
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Colossians 3:14 "And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."