I am a National Board Certified teacher, with 28 years of teaching experience in grades 1-5. All my lessons in Power Point are also in Notebook for SMART Board. I have been a lesson plan writer and reviewer for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). My first teaching job was in Waseca, MN, in 1973. I taught elementary grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and gifted education classes. From 1994-2010, I taught for the Wayzata Public School District in Minnesota, and am now retired. My author page on Readwritethink.org
I like to make complex lessons easier to teach for teachers, and easier to learn for students. See my FREE Wise Owl Factory web site
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I earned a Teacher of Excellence Award from the BestPrep Economics Education Foundation. One of my KMO teams won first place in Minnesota, one year. I am a past newsletter editor for PDK. I have many free lessons and materials posted on the ReadingLady.com, Teachers.net, TeacherShare on Scholastic, and ReadWriteThink.org.
I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education, an MS in the area of gifted children, and an MA in K-12 Curriculum and Instruction. My National Board Certification is from 2004 through 2014.
My National Board Certification is in the area of Middle Childhood Generalist. My lessons are in both Power Point and Notebook File for interactive white boards. I enjoy using clip art to make colorful lessons.