James has taught 9 years in the public school setting, 2 in special education (1st through 5), 3 in third grade, & 4 in fourth grade. He has a master's degree in elementary reading and literacy, gift certification, and a love of American History! Dana has also taught 7 years in the public school setting, 4 years in second grade, 1 year in third grade, is and 2 years in kindergarten! She has a master's degree in elementary reading and literacy and a love of graphic design! She is currently homeschooling their daughter in first grade. Between us, we've taught all grades and couldn't be happier that our careers have given us experience across all grades and areas of elementary education.
Hands on learning with a focus on integrating curriculum- a great emphasis on multiple intelligences and research based strategies to reaching every child, every day!
Teacher of the Year 2016
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education Master's of Education Degree in Elementary Reading & Literacy Gifted Endorsement 2014 "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." Henry B. Adams
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Music, Vocal Music, Physical Education, Special Education, Health, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Professional Development, Economics , Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Basic Reading, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Winter, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading