I've been teaching since 2004. Over the years I've had the opportunity to teach at every grade level K-8. I feel that this has helped me to see the progression of skills throughout an elementary student's career. I currently teach 3rd grade and love helping these students grow from early elementary to upper elementary skills. We transition from learning to read to reading to learn. I try to encourage independence and instill a sense of personal responsibility for each student which they can carry throughout their educational career.