My name is Ashley Dearcop Shaw, and I am the owner of this store. I was just married in 2015, and have been teaching for about a decade. In my 10 years, I have actually gotten to teach all over the country and am now taking on the part time position of Curriculum Coordinator at my school in addition to teaching. I am New York educated, have lived and taught in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, and now in Pasadena, California. I have taught 2nd and 3rd grades, and have had experience working with many other grade levels throughout my professional career. The three schools that I have worked at have allowed me to work with students with ranging abilities from academic and behavioral struggles to talented and gifted. One of my teaching strengths is writing! I completed my Master's Action Research in Writing and the 6 Traits. I look forward to advancing my career supporting my colleagues this year too!
As a teacher, I feel that my number one role as an educator is to create and/or maintain life long learners. I know this sounds cliche, but I feel it is the key to student success throughout the years! In order to do this, I make sure to create an environment where students feel comfortable making their own choices, as well as mistakes, and to challenge my students at their varying levels through differentiation. My daily instructional goal is to make sure all students are challenged and feel empowered by being able to succeed at their diverse levels. I always believe that all students can succeed if given the right tools!
Response to Intervention Vertical Team Captain -- Kennesaw State University Co-Chair of Graduate Conference Committee
Canisius College-Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education Kennesaw State University-Masters of Science in Early Childhood Education
I grew up in Rochester, NY and attended Canisius College of Buffalo, NY. After graduating, I moved down to Atlanta, GA where I taught second and third grades in public schools for 5 years. During this time, I received a master's degree where I chose to focus on action research in writing instruction. Not only do I like to teach kids how to write, I absolutely love watching students learn that writing is fun! I moved to California in 2012 and began teaching in a private school. In addition to education, some of my interests and hobbies include being on the beach or at the lake, making food and crafts (especially ideas from Pintrest), and staying active.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Science, Biology, Computer Science - Technology, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Halloween, Winter, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Test Preparation, Engineering