What I’ve always strived for during my 16 years of teaching, is to challenge and engage all my students, from the most struggling to the most brilliant. Having taught at my district’s GATE magnet school for several years now, my focus has been especially attuned to the needs of gifted learners; however, I believe that creative and well-designed lessons are effective for any group of students. Presenting workshops to educators all over California for many years has brought me great satisfaction- but just as I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to share my professional expertise with other teachers, I relish the chance to learn from them as well. Lesson Planet is a great resource for dedicated teachers, and I am honored to be a part of it.
Dive into the Common Core with Opinion Pieces
Build your confidence in implementing Common Core State Standards with this CC-based approach to an important writing standard.
What Percentage of Time Do You Spend Doing Daily Activities?
Engage your kids with an intriguing, real-life exploration that covers several areas in math, and allows for natural academic differentiation.
Get the School Year Started Off Right!
Ten teacher tips to ensure a fresh, but smooth start to your school year.
Challenge Your Middle Schoolers with Mathematical Strategy Games!
Help learners develop the ability to think logically and mathematically, in a really fun and engaging way.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Most Meaningful Way
Lead your class on a journey into the Deep South so that they understand the true meaning of what inspired this holiday.