I began teaching in a one room, kindergarten through eighth grade school. I continued working in one or two room facilities for seven years. Eighteen years ago, I took a fifth grade position in a rural, town school. In my current position, I teach reading, language arts, and science. I also tutor students enrolled in the after school program in the areas of reading and math.
My classroom is usually filled with students working in groups or on projects. I am the conductor of the learning. As students are working, I am circulating the room - refocusing, answering questions, and giving feedback. Lecture is only used to set the stage and give background knowledge.
National Board for Professional Teacherâ€™s Standards Certification, 2004, Early and Middle Childhood Literacy-Reading and Language Arts *Governorâ€™s Leadership Award, 2005 *In the Driverâ€™s Seat Award, 2004, Chamberlain School District *On the Cutting Edge Award, 2003 and 2005, Chamberlain School District
University of South Dakota, 2006, Masterâ€™s of Science Degree in Technology for Education and Training Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska, 1981, B.S. in Education
I am also active in two mentoring programs for new to the profession teachers and National Board Certification candidates.