I am a gifted-certified elementary school teacher. My experience ranges from self contained gifted classes, to regular education classes, and finally to EIP classes. I have worked in second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade, but most of my time has been in third grade and it tends to be my favorite!
My goal is to teach students to be engaged, critical thinkers. They are encouraged to question and verify facts and therefore are taught skills that enable them to do so. I may have a whole group or small group lesson if the content is abstract, new, or challenging, but I will also encourage independent learning so students can demonstrate mastery of the standards individually. I want students to view me as a resource rather than a "checker" of right and wrong answers.
Local School "Teacher of the Year" for the 2008-2009 school year
*Graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education *Earned my gifted certification in 2005
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