I am currently a Literacy Resource teacher at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Focus School and a Professional Contributor for WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment)Consortium Blog . I have 15 years of experience in Reading Recovery, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade and Kindergarten. Currently, I co-teach in grades 2 and 3 to support English Language Learners. I have a lot of experience collaborating with others. I have worked with 12 co-teachers and 6 instructional assistants in my career.
Eager to collaborate with other teachers to motivate and support diverse struggling learners as they build literacy skills using compassionate, rigorous, and results oriented practice. •Holds Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction & Bachelors Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education •15 years of successful teaching experience in ESOL Resource, First Grade, Reading Recovery, and Kindergarten. •Dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating and nurturing early literacy in at-risk learners.
•Grade 1, 2 and 3 Literacy Resource Teacher supporting the needs of English Language Learners. •Professional Contributor for WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment)Consortium Blog •Participant in Virginia Center for Excellence in Teaching (VCET) Leadership Academy at George Mason University •Presented School based Professional Development courses •Grade 1 teacher in an inclusion class working collaboratively with a SPED teacher and an Instructional Assistant •Candidate for National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certificate in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts •Reading Recovery teacher for 4 years between 2007 to 2011 •Lead Presenter at National Reading Recovery and K-12 Classroom Literacy Conference in 2012, 2013, & 2014 •Presenter WIDA National Conference 2013 •Collaborating with a Reading Recovery teacher and a Literacy Collaborative Coordinator to conduct teacher research to promote student comprehension of Nonfiction text •Grade 1, and Reading Recovery teacher for 10 years in a Title 1 school with a high ESOL population •Member of the Response to Intervention Committee, the School Improvement Team, and Lesson Study Pilot Program Team at Hollin Meadows Elementary •Grade level team leader and mentor teacher specializing in demonstration lesson in writing workshop and guided reading based on the tenets of Fountas, Pinnell, and Richardson •Participated in many professional development opportunities including: Reading Recovery, Responsive Classroom, Leveled Literacy Intervention, Lesson Study, Guided Reading Training with Dr. Jan Richardson and Literacy Collaborative
M.S. Curriculum and Instruction McDaniel College, Westminster, MD. 2008 Bachelor of Science Elementary and Early Childhood Education Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. 2000 Professional Certifications Virginia State Elementary Education PREK-6. 2005-2015 New York University Reading Recovery Certification, 2008 National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certificate in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts (pending in November 2014)
My personal life is integrated in a multicultural community. My husband immigrated here with his family from South Korea at the age of 4. We have friends from diverse backgrounds including, El Salvador, Peru, Cambodia, and Pakistan. Some came as children and some came as adults. All of them had to learn to communicate when they arrived. They have shared their stories and struggles with me. I will bring this knowledge and some of their stories toy blog as well as those from the children and families that I work with professionally.
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