I have been teaching second grade at TCKS since 1999. I was lucky to find a home at Traut right after finishing my masters degree in elementary education. I also hold an undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in vocal performance. I love teaching all of the second grade core knowledge curriculum, but hold a special place in my heart for history and developing budding readers and writers.
My husband, Danny, teaches English to middle and high school students. My son is a 10th grader at Rocky and my daughter is a sixth grader at Kinard!
When I find time for hobbies, you can find me in my flower and vegetable beds at home. Nothing brings a sense of connection with nature like dirt under my nails and sweat on my brow.
Traut offers the perfect blend of content and skills development. The children who exit our halls at the end of fifth grade are bringing with them an unparalleled educational experience. I truly feel blessed to be part of the collaborative team of colleagues and parents we have at our school. Everything I do in my classroom on a daily basis wouldn't be possible without our parent partners!
Gardening, scrapbooking, playing with my children, and singing.
I LOVE children's books! Favorite authors: Patricia Polacco, Paul Goble, Demi,and many more!
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. Erma Bombeck
Welcome to our content-rich, character-filled second grade classroom! When you walk in my room you will find a dynamic environment full of productive and engaged learners. I believe in allowing personal learning styles to be developed within a structured, predictable, and organized environment. My students love learning because I demonstrate my passion for teaching in everything that I do.