I have been teaching for 23 years. My entire career has been in an urban, inner city setting, with the exception of two years where I taught in a rural setting. What I have learned is that kids are kids are kids and systematic instruction that meets their needs is what all kids need. I have taught all levels, K-5, and that gives me the unique perspective of seeing both where kids start in their elementary career and where they need to be before they are off to middle school. I have been a district and regional trainer for both language arts and math and also enjoy working with teachers at the post graduate level. My current trainings have been Common Core focused in helping teachers implement the Common Core shifts in their classrooms in both language arts and math.