I currently teach in a 4th/5th grade Montessori public school classroom. I've also taught 3rd grade, worked with Gifted and Talented, and middle school students. After school program? Check. Summer programs? Check. Camp Counselor? Check. If it involves children, I've probably done that job. I have also worked as a visual artist, historical walkabout street performer, photographer, videographer, keynote speaker, media literacy specialist, swim team coach, lifeguard, archery instructor, in retail and food service, as a switchboard operator, receptionist, typist, editor, and various volunteer positions.
I am a Montessorian. If you don't know what that means, then you need to find out. It will change your life. Start here: https://amshq.org/
History Teacher of the Year for Montana sponsored by the Guilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2013 +Recognizing outstanding K–12 American history teachers across the country. Great Teachers Worth Talking About Award sponsored by the Helena Education Foundation 2011 +For exceptional commitment to students, implementing creative and innovative teaching practices. Class Act Award sponsored by Beartooth NBC and Sylvan Learning Center 2009 +In recognition for excellence in education and community service. Selected Awards Received while Attending Carroll College (beyond scholarships) Phi Alpha Theta Member, International History Honor Society 2003-2004 Education Achievement Award in Elementary Education 2003 Carroll College Talking Saints Forensics Team (beyond tournament-specific awards) 1999-2003 •Dean McSloy Symbols Cup for Representing the Values of Carroll College Forensics 2001 •First Team All Conference 2001, 2002, 2003 •Michael Ingram Short Prep Award Honoring Excellence in Extemporaneous and Impromptu Speaking 2003 •Thomas A. Clinch Memorial Most Inspirational Award 2003 •American Forensics Association-National Individual Events Tournament All American Team (one of 17 competitors in the nation) 2003
High School Diploma, Conrad High School, Montana 1999 Bachelor of Arts, Carroll College, Montana 2004 Major: Elementary Education Broadfield Minors: Visual Arts with an Area of Concentration in Ceramics History for Secondary Education Area of Concentration: Middle School Teaching Montana Educator License, Folio #75427, Elementary Curriculum Endorsement Montessori Certifications Lower Elementary Montessori Certification, North American Montessori Center 2009 Upper Elementary Montessori Certification, North American Montessori Center 2012 Master of Arts, Master of Fine Art, Integrated Art for Education Creative Pulse Program at the University of Montana 2015 Additional Certifications Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s Western Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies 2007 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Crisis Prevention Institute 2012
Jodi Delaney leads a 4th/5th grade Montessori classroom in a public Title I school, spending over 75 school days each year dressed in historic fashion representing women from the colonial era to the present. She was the Guilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s 2013 History Teacher of the Year for the State of Montana, was recognized by the Helena Education Association as a ‘Great Teacher Worth Talking About’, and is a Teacher Leader in the Arts for the Montana Arts Council and Office of Public Instruction. Jodi is passionate about educating the whole child by working hard and playing harder.