I have been in education for about eight years altogether. This is my sixth year teaching in my own classroom in the Cajon Valley Union School District, but I was a substitute teacher for two years before entering the credential program in the Lemon Grove School District. Of my six years in my own classroom, I have taught fifth grade for five of those years. After earning my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential I got hired my first few months out of the credential program as a support teacher. I worked at Chase Avenue Elementary as a part time teacher for three years. My first year was as a support teacher, teaching various subjects to third, fourth and fifth graders, and my second two years were as a part-time fifth grade classroom teacher, teaching math, science, social studies and English language development. I then transferred to W.D. Hall Elementary School and have taught fifth grade for two more years. At W.D. Hall I departmentalize with the other fifth grade teachers and teach math to all the different fifth grade classes. My team and I work really closely together and provide a great experience for our fifth graders. Outside of the classroom, I have served on the Performance Task Development Team at my district, piloted digital and print math curriculum and am currently the grade level chair for fifth grade at my school. Last year, I was also exceptionally flattered to be nominated for Teacher of the Year.