I have begun my third year of teaching at Hillel Day School, in Farmington Hills, MI where I teach 5th and 6th grade language arts and social studies. Hillel Day School is a Jewish Day School that integrates language arts, social studies, math, science, Hebrew and Judaic studies. Hillel is fortunate enough to have a 1:1 laptop program for 5-8 grade students. We incorporate technology whenever we can and can see how engagement and motivation are increased when it is used.
I graduated from Michigan State University in 2014. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a focus in Language Arts as well as a minor in Linguistics.
After completing my student teaching internship in a 5th grade classroom, I am certified in K-5 All Subject Areas as well as grades 6-8 Language Arts. I am currently working towards my Masters in Educational Technology (MAET) at MSU and will finish the program in December 2017. It is great to be a student again at the best university in the country!
I was born and raised in Farmington Hills, MI with a younger sister and two dogs. Ever since I was in 1st grade, I knew teaching was my calling. Once old enough, I began to work with students ranging from ages 5 to 12 in schools, Cranbrook Brookside Day Camp as well as one-on-one tutoring settings. These experiences have made an immense impact on how I view the needs of all students. I have learned through experience how critical it is to be innovative, to listen with intent, and promote curiosity. Once accepted to the College of Education at MSU, I couldn’t wait to begin my lifelong dream of helping children be successful. In my spare time, I love to travel, exercise, play and watch sports, read, dance, enjoy the outdoors and of course, root for the Spartans!
Watch my version of “This I Believe” to see my philosophy on teaching, technology and teaching with technology.