This is my 21st year in first grade. I love teaching first grade. Before coming to TES, I worked for several years in special education as a paraprofessional and substitute teacher. I also spent 10 years as a child care provider while my children were small.
I earned my B.S. in Elementary Education from Saint Mary College in 1997 and my MAT from the University of Saint Mary in 2005. During the 2012-2013 school year, I had the opportunity to take Reading Recovery Teacher training classes through Emporia State University.
I have been married for 35 years and have two children. Both of my children attended Tonganoxie Public Schools K-12. My son, Chuck, is married and is a graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological College & Seminary. He is currently working to plant a church in the Overland Park area and as a mortgage loan officer. My daughter, Amie graduated from the University of Saint Mary. She is married, is a licensed secondary English teacher, and is a self-employed stay at home mom. I have one granddaughter.
In addition to teaching first grade, I am also a member of the TES Building Leadership Team, the district Teaching and Learning Committee, and serve on the social studies curriculum committee.
My plan time is 10:48-11:38. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org and my number at school is 913-416-1480 EXT 4081. My Weebly website is: tesriddlefirstgrade.weebly.com.