Reading and Writing
FLC Dept Phone: (361)790-2240
CLASS: Reading, Writing, & Social Studies
SCHOOL PHONE: 361-790-2240 ext 4404
When I was in second grade, I turned to my best friend and informed her, "I know EVERYTHING a first grader is supposed to know. I could be a firstgrade teacher," and then I continued with my math problems. That is my earliest recollection of wanting to become an educator. As I grew, I was drawn to children--babysitting, nursery work at church, camp counselor--and my desire to teach, just became stronger. I earned my undergraduate degree from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 1988 and my Master's Degree from Texas A & M (Corpus Christi) in 1997. This year marks my 32nd year of teaching! My husband was a coach & high school biology teacher in the district for 18 years before becoming an assistant principal. This year, he will be working at the middle school. Our daughter is in eighth grade and worries that her father might embarrass her when he chaperones the school dances. Our son is a junior at RFHS. In my spare time, I dabble in photography--my favorite subjects being my children & my students! At FLC, I'm known as the paparazzi (click! click!) since I am on the yearbook committee.
I hope that my students find my classroom fun & challenging as each individual strives to become a better reader and writer. These are lifelong skills that are so important no matter what path each selects.
Photography, calligraphy, & crafts
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Quinny & Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen
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EPIC reading code for ALL Groseclose reading students: abu5769
CommonLit code for ALL Groseclose reading students: YPRZZD