I have 15 years teaching experience mainly in first grade. I have also taught an EIP (Early Intervention Program)first grade. I have been a Teacher Support Specialist which is a mentor to new teachers and I have welcomed several practicum and student teachers into my classroom. During this time, I was not only a classroom teacher/supervisor, but also a mentor teacher. I have received training from the state of Georgia regarding Academic Coaching and worked with K/1 as a coach. I have served on the Principal's Executive Committee as grade chair. I have also worked on School Improvement Plan Committee, Literacy Committee, Media/Technology Committee, and Spirit Committee. I currently a teacher of Gifted and Talented students in an elementary school. I love teaching! "Together--We CAN make a difference."
hands-on, minds-on, active engagement and learning that involves literacy and math
Teacher of the Year 2006-2007
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University and my Master's with a Focus on Literacy from Walden University.
I am married to an outstanding, fun-loving husband. Together we have three wonderful, super children. Check out my teaching blog at: www.dallenfirstgrade.blogspot.com
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, Informational Text, Close Reading