Welcome to Teaching with Nancy!
My name is Nancy Alvarez. I was born in Miami, FL where I grew up. In 2005, my family and I moved to McKinney, TX and have never looked back. I have two sons, 23 and 18 and a daughter who is 14.
I have a B.S. in Early Childhood Education, a M. S. Ed. in Educational Leadership and a Google Educator Certificate. I have taught in both private and public schools. I also have experience with homeschooling, curriculum design, professional development, instructional coaching, bilingual education, and technology integration.
My passion and specialty are early childhood education and STEAM integration in the early years (Science Technology Engineering Arts & Math). I have 20+ years of experience in education. I have taught pre-kindergarten, second grade, worked as an instructional coach and served as an assistant principal. I am currently the principal of a bilingual primary school in North Texas.
My goal when creating my products is to create materials that are timely, cost effective and easy for teachers to put together. If I can help teachers save time and money by providing them with high-quality, rigorous, engaging materials, I have succeeded. You will notice that most of my materials are centers or stations. I know how important it is to have engaging learning stations where students can practice academic skills and work independently while the teacher works with small groups. What you won’t see in my store are many worksheets. I am not a fan of worksheets. I do however try to provide answer recording sheets, practice or extension pages with my center activities because I understand that teachers need to hold students accountable.
I hope you and your students enjoy my classroom resources!