Degrees and Certifications:
I am originally from Medway, Massachusetts, but after attending Elon University for four years, I decided I did not want to leave North Carolina! I graduated from Elon with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education and a minor in Psychology. While at Elon, I had the opportunity to teach in second, third, and fourth grade classrooms, as well as in a K-5 resource room. I have also taught English/Language Arts to sixth grade students as part of a program called Breakthrough Austin, in Texas. In the summer of 2016, I taught in Charlotte with the Institute of Reading Development and taught reading enrichment classes to students, ranging in age from preschoolers to adults. I student taught 3rd grade and I loved it, so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach it this year at Pleasant Grove. I can't wait to encourage, inspire, and engage each of my scholars and to help them reach their full potential. When I'm not at school, you'll usually find me wrapped up in a good book. I also enjoy traveling, visiting my family, seeing plays and musicals, and exploring new places. I recently moved to Raleigh so I am excited to spend time discovering what the area has to offer. I'm looking forward to a great school year. Go Flyers!
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My classroom Twitter: https://twitter.com/yatesupdates