Welcome to my online classroom. I am the gifted education teacher at Van Wert Elementary. I absolutely LOVE teaching and working with students each day. This is my 12th year in education. I have taught fifth, second, and third grades and have also served as an instructional technology specialist in our district for three years. I graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2007, with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I hold a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Teaching, and an endorsement in Gifted Education.
My favorite part of education is instruction. I love to build lessons that bring learning to life for my students. I believe that every child can learn. It is important to me to create a positive learning environment where all students feel safe and secure. It is always my goal as an educator to find what works best for each student in the classroom. I strive to help my students reach their full potential and develop a love for learning along the way.
I am married to Cody Fannin. We have three wonderful children. Our oldest son is a fourth grader, our daughter is in kindergarten, and our youngest son is one. In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.
Van Wert students at STEM DAY!