Welcome to Reeds Spring Intermediate School!
I am excited about the upcoming year in 5th grade! I am the ELA (English Language Arts) and Social Studies teacher for my homeroom, as well as Mrs. Purk's homeroom.
I live on a cattle ranch with my husband and our 2 border collies; Maddy and Wilbur. We have two grown children and three amazing grandchildren! I enjoy gardening, spending time on the lake and with my family, and curling up with a good book. This is my 24th year working at Reeds Spring. Seven of those years I've been a fifth grade ELA teacher and the remaining seventeen years as a Title One paraprofessional. I believe that being a good reader and writer makes us more successful in life. I look forward to a year full of deep thinking, exploring, investigating, and having fun!
I believe that all students can learn with provided strategies and technological tools that engage them in thought. Technology enriches a learners experience through its ability to enhance students experiences for collaboration, communication, exploration, and creation.
I will incorporate technology in teaching and engaging students in learning objectives while providing a safe and secure learning environment. I will also learn alongside and from students as we enter our 1:1 initiative.
Utilizing technology provides students with the enhanced tools to meet the demands of a technology-oriented society. Students will be able to communicate effectively, collaborate and participate in a community of learning, and challenge each other to think critically and creatively.