My principal described me once as a "diagnostic and process oriented teacher" which is essential to implement Common Core Standards,...but she also once termed me as a "schmover"...a smiler and a mover! I guide math "schmoving!" I want kids to love math and science, like I do, as I write lessons that focus on confidence and joy in learning. I am so happy to be be a part of the Master Teacher Project, which allows me to share my best with you as we transition into this very exciting time of conceptual teaching of mathematics and science that Common Core & NGSS demands. I have developed curriculum for my district throughout my career. I am currently teaching personalized learning in 5th grade mathematics. I received my NBPTS in 2011 and encourage your consideration of that wonderful journey. I was named the WI Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2018.