I was a Social Studies and SPED Teacher at East Hall Middle School from August 2006-December 2009 in Gainesville, GA. I had to leave due to my husband’s PCS to Germany for the Army. Below is what I achieved: * 99 percent student writing improvement rate through the development and implementation of my leveled writing system * Achieved tenure * Served as the Social Studies Department Head for multiple years and led organized meetings * While serving as the SST lead teacher, I successfully placed 100 percent of SST students in appropriate placements using the RTI process * Successfully wrote and presented staff development for both our school and county during staff development days on the topic of social studies differentiated instruction * Developed a SPED and ELL accommodation chart that organized information * Cooperatively co-taught with SPED and ELL teachers * Transitioned to teaching SPED as a co-teacher and provided needed accommodations and support to students * Wrote quality IEP’s that helped students be successful in the classroom * Coached the boys soccer team and brought them to the county final by instructing them on strategy I was also a Social Studies Teacher at Gouverneur Middle & High School from September 2001-2005 in Gouverneur, NY. Below is what I achieved: * 100 percent success with all of the 10th grade students passing the NYS Regents exam * As a member of the Middle School Faculty Advisory Committee, I assisted in the achievement of our school’s removal from the Needs Improvement List (No Child Left Behind) * Achieved tenure * Cooperatively worked with the SPED co-teacher * Served as a Sponsor Teacher for student teachers from SUNY Potsdam * Coached the boys modified soccer team teaching basic skill work * Coached the girls JV soccer team teaching basic skill work and basic strategy
I love using the Multiple Intelligence Theory and leveling to differentiate instruction. They allow me to reach every student on their own ability level and increase interest in social studies. I use cooperative learning and the common core standards as much as possible.
I presented at a Hall County GA professional development day on the topic of differentiated instruction activities and leveling in the middle school social studies classroom.
MA in secondary social studies education and BA in secondary education and history both from the State University of New York at Potsdam
I write about social studies differentiated instruction on my blog http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com. You can contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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