As a mature and professional teacher with 15 years experience in elementary education. I have demonstrated skills in individualizing instruction based on students' needs and interests. I am committed to making the school an atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and supportive for all students and colleagues
I started my educational teaching career 14 years after graduating from Richlands High school. During those years, I focused my attention on being a full time wife and mother for my two sons. In 1993, I returned to college and graduated from SVCC with an associated degree in elementary education. I received my bachelor's degree in 1997 from Bluefield College. During this time I was also a member of the first group of Americorp. In 2003, I returned to college to receive my Master's degree in reading from Emory and Henry in 2005. During my teaching career I have worked with after-school, summer school and tutored students with individually educational needs.
Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and small group reading. Assisting in school-wide testing. ( SOL's and maps). Working with fourth and Fifth Grade teachers in the classroom to improve Math skills of students. Working on School-wide Title committee.
Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards. During my 2010-2011, I had to take Family Leave to care for my mother with ovation cancer.
Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning. Team taught with a with a colleague in a classroom with 38 students in 2007-2008. In 2009, I taught 3 students with special IEP's within the regular classroom of students.
Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement. Worked with 3 other teachers, my focus was on Virginia History. As a group, we achieved a high success rate on Virginia's SOL testing. Worked in an after school program and taught summer school.
Used children's literature to teach and reinforce reading, writing, grammar and phonics. Used a diversity of teaching skills to foster students success.
Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.
Tutored children individually and in small groups to help them with difficult subjects.
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