The 2014-2015 school year will be my tenth year of teaching. I began in first grade, moved the second grade, and then to third grade. I then moved back to second grade and will remain in second grade for the foreseeable future.
I use a lot of small group instruction and partner work. I believe that students learn best when they are working together and the teach acts as a facilitator.
2008-2009 Teacher of the Year
2010-2011 Clinical Teacher for University Intern
2009-2010 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Candidate
2010-2011 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Retake Candidate
2011-2012 Clinical Teacher for University Intern
2012 - Earned National Board certification
2012-2013 Clinical Teacher for University Intern
2013-2014 Clinical Teacher for University Intern
Site administrator for Once Upon a Classroom at http://mrspierce0515.blogspot.com
2015-current North Carolina Department of Public Instruction K-3 Assessment Advisory Board Member
In 2004, I earned my BS in Family and Community Services from East Carolina University. In 2005, I completed earning my K-5 Teaching Certification. In 2010 I earned my master's in Elementary Education from East Carolina University. In 2012, I earned National Board Certification in the area of Early Childhood Generalist.
I grew up in Northeastern North Carolina and attended college at East Carolina University upon graduation from high school. I earned my Bachelor's degree, but was still undecided about my career path in life until spending some time volunteering in After School programs. The rest, as they say, is history.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Economics , Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring