I have been teaching since 2001. I taught 1st and 2nd grades as a looping teaching. Nothing can compare to the relationships built over two years! After two rounds of looping I moved to 4th grade as test scores became a major focus. My principal wanted a strong teacher who could engage kids and have it show in the scores. I was lucky, though, because I got to teach some of my sweeties from 1st and 2nd grade again! Four years later, I moved to the middle school, again to improve scores through engaging teaching.
I love hands-on learning whenever possible, but sometimes direct instruction is needed.
Two-Time Teacher of the Year, Lead Teacher, Department Head, and Mentor Teacher
7 years in the Air Force