Lincoln Elementary School
Waterloo Community Schools
Subjects and Grade Level
2nd Grade Teacher
East High 1990, Wartburg College-BA in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Reading, halfway to Masters in Curriculum and Instruction
How long have you been teaching?
Reading urban novels by African American authors
Son-Jalen Holt (19), daughter-Taven Moore (10), Pet-Passion
Team leader, SINA Team, Data Team leader
What do you like most about teaching?
The look in a student’s eye’s when they learn something new.
What do you find most challenging about teaching?
Building student’s confidence and finding time in the day to do all I want and need to do to ensure student success.
Best tip for new teachers?
Build relationships with all your students and their families. Really get to know your student’s strengths.
Best tip for career teachers?
Don’t be so set in “your” way of doing it, that it keeps you from trying the new ways of doing it.
Favortie piece of advice for students?
Dream big, set goals, and be prepared to put in the work. Know that mistakes are okay, they are lessons learned.
What does being a Gold Star Teacher mean to you?
That with dedication and determination, dreams really do come true!