Welcome to my website.
I have been teaching in the Cypress- Fairbanks School District 14 years and have loved every minute of it. I have taught kindergarten through fifth grade students with a wide range of ability levels. I have had the pleasure of working with the gifted & talented, autistic, dyslexic, & many other children who each had special gifts. Since I’ve been at Kirk Elementary School 8 years, the growth I have seen in our students is phenomenal.
I was the Gifted & Talented Liaison for 5 years & the Destination Imagination School Sponsor for 8 years. One thing I have noticed over the years is that when kids come back to visit, they always remember the events that impacted their lives the most. They always bring up the many inventions, projects, books we read as a class, & Destination Imagination, if they were in the problem-solving competition. I want to reach out to help motivate students over the summer. I plan to tutor, have small group book clubs, small group creative writing clubs, & instant challenge meetings for those interested in Destination Imagination!
My class was awarded the Name That Book Award in our district contest! They competed against 25 other schools in our district & had to be able to name the titles to over 100 books from the NTB list. I would like to thank all the parents for helping make this a success! If you would like to you can check out their picture with Dr. Anthony at our Cy-Fair website @ www.cfisd.net.
Our Kirk Destination Imagination Teams did a fantastic job this year! We had a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place team at the Gulf Coast Regional Competition. All of our kids worked extremely hard & I was so proud of all of them! You can read all about it on our Kirk website @ http://schools.cfisd.net/kirk/index.stm.
The Topsy Turvy team went to state & I had the great pleasure of riding on the bus with all the kids to Austin! We had a great time & they put on a wonderful performance. In the end, we all got a little PIE in the face at our party. Thanks again to the parents for your wonderful support.
I have just returned from London and Paris and had a wonderful time with my mom & two nieces. We froze a little at the top of the Eiffel Tower & when we rode rides at Euro-Disney, but we had a blast together. Our trip was short & a bit of a whirlwind, but I took lots of pictures.