I am a 19 year veteran teacher, with 18 years experience here at La Crescenta Elementary. I have taught every grade, TK - 6, with the exception of 4th grade.
I began teaching TK when it was first implemented five years ago. Extensive training for this new grade level has been provided by the Los Angeles County Office of Education over the past four years. The Glendale School District has also provided registration to the Southern California Kindergarten Teacher Conference for all TK teachers to allow us the opportunity to interact with some of the leading professionals in Early Childhood Education. In addition, District TK teachers meet several times throughout the year to share ideas, plan instruction and provide support to each other.
I am Learning Leader for the District and have spent considerable time developing Math and Language Arts curriculum for the implementation of the Pre-School Learning Foundations bridging to the Kindergarten Common Core State Standards. I also serve on the LCES Leadership Team, taking an active role in presenting staff development.