Margaret has taught kindergarten, second grade and third grade for 22 years. She is also part of the district's leadership team in English Language Arts learning and teaching staff about Common Core Curriculum. Dawn has taught grades first, second, third and fourth grades. She has been on district's leadership team in Reading, Science and Math. She has successfully guided the district in creating teaching materials for staff to implement and use in their classrooms.
Margaret and Dawn believe children should be engaged, providing students with lifelong learning skills. We have active, productive, organized classrooms, focusing on differentiating instruction. We keeping current in best practices.
Margaret has received National Board Certification. Dawn was presented the Presidential Award for Teaching Elementary Mathematics. She was also selected the Agriculture Teacher of the Year in the state of Oregon.
Margaret graduated from San Diego State with a Bachelor Degree in Liberal Studies. She did her student teaching in the Santee School District in San Diego, California and received her Teaching Certification. She received her National Board Certification in Literacy. Dawn received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Education from the University of Nevada Reno. She did her student teaching in Wells, Nevada and received her Teaching Certification. She also received her Masters in Curriculum.
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