Jennifer Zoglman is a certified teacher in the areas of elementary and special education with a M.S. in Educational Leadership and B.A. in Special Education. As a special educator since 1998, she has worked extensively with children with various learning abilities. Jessica Murphy is an experienced primary grade teacher with a M.A. in Educational Leadership. Through her extensive experience with differentiation and data-driven instruction, she created a collaborative reading intervention model and manual. Tina Rataj-Berard graduated from Edgewood College in Madison WI with a double major in Studio Art and Graphic Design. She has been working professionally as a Designer since 2003 and currently works full time as an Art Director for an Out of Home Media Company.
Astute Hoot provides teachers with innovative tools and solutions to rise above classroom challenges and ensure academic achievement for all learners. As seasoned teachers, we understand the importance of having effective, efficient, and engaging resources. Helping other teachers is our passion and we are excited to contribute to your classroom success. We specialize in literacy, intervention, special education and classroom management.
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JENNIFER ZOGLMAN: As a mom of two young boys, Jennifer has had the wonderful opportunity to coordinate various children's activities, outings, and celebrations in her roles as Moms Club Activities Coordinator and Neighborhood Event Planner. Jennifer's creativity, patience, strong educational background, and love of children have provided the foundation for Astute Hoot's classes. Jennifer is also trained in Lindamood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing, Seeing Stars, and Wilson Reading System. TINA RATAJ: Tina has a passion for all things fun especially toys and games. Astute Hoot has given her the outlet to take her passion for art and design and marry it with her love of toys and games. She is very excited to create a world of characters and games that will enrich the world of learning tools for parents, teachers and children. JESSICA MURPHY: Jessica spent her first three years at Madison Heights Elementary, which was part of the Milken Family Foundation that provided weekly teacher leader support, monthly evaluations and extensive professional development. In 2004, Heights received the Federal Blue Ribbon Award; Rod Paige, the Secretary of Education at the time, interviewed and observed Jessica during his visit to Heights. Jessica serves as a mentor and helps teachers tailor instruction for individual needs. She also creates and presents several professional development sessions, including a seminar at Staff Development for Educators (SDE) National Conference on Differentiated Instruction.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Measurement, Science, Arts & Music, Music, Special Education, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Problem Solving, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Early Intervention