Hi! I am Samantha Beattie and I am thrilled you’ve come to visit my blog! Way back in 2002, I graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida, with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, age 3 thru grade 3. Since I began my teaching career, I have completed Gifted, ELL, and Reading Endorsements.
This year, I have embarked on a journey to complete my Master’s degree in Brain-based Teaching Reading & Literacy, thru Nova’s BrainSMART program. It is a phenomenal program on current brain research and how the brain learns to read. Each day, I add a new tool to my toolbox and I amazed at my growth as a teacher; and more importantly the growth of my munchkins!
I have been teaching first grade for eight years. I could not see myself teaching any other grade. I have a passion for reading, and love to teach the munchkins to read! I wait all year for that light bulb moment, and when it comes, there is nothing in the world like it. To see a munchkin read for the first time, and truly get it...is an amazing thing to see.
Again, I am so happy you are here! I am look forward to what new roads this blogging journey leads to…