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Welcome to Reeds Spring Intermediate School!
 
I am so 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. Jones' 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 riding around the ranch, gardening, spending time with my family, and curling up with a good book.  This is my 21st year working at Reeds Spring.  Four 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!
 
1:1 Pedagogy
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.