The 2018-2019 school year will be my fourteenth year of teaching. I have dabbled in first, second, and third grades over the course of my career, but the majority of my experience has been spent in second grade (eleven years).
I use a lot of small group instruction and partner work. I believe that students learn best when they are working together and the teach acts as a facilitator.
2008-2009 Teacher of the Year
2010-2011 Clinical Teacher for University Intern
2009-2010 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Candidate
2010-2011 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Retake Candidate
2011-2012 Clinical Teacher for University Intern
2012 - Earned National Board certification
2012-2013 Clinical Teacher for University Intern
2013-2014 Clinical Teacher for University Intern
2014-2015 Clinical Teacher for University Intern
2015-2016 Clinical Teacher for University Intern
2016-2017 Clinical Teacher for University Intern
2017-2018 Clinical Teacher for University Intern
Site administrator for Once Upon a Classroom at http://mrspierce0515.blogspot.com
2015-current North Carolina Department of Public Instruction K-3 Assessment Advisory Board Member
In 2004, I earned my BS in Family and Community Services from East Carolina University. In 2005, I completed earning my K-5 Teaching Certification. In 2010 I earned my master's in Elementary Education from East Carolina University. In 2012, I earned National Board Certification in the area of Early Childhood Generalist.
I grew up in Northeastern North Carolina and attended college at East Carolina University upon graduation from high school. I earned my Bachelor's degree, but was still undecided about my career path in life until spending some time volunteering in After School programs. The rest, as they say, is history.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Geography, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Economics , Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring