I have been fulltime teaching in public elementary and middle schools in California and Oregon since the early 1990's. I have taught all subjects in grades 2nd through 6th, and have been teaching computer technology and drama classes in grades 6th through 8th for over 10 years at Briggs Middle School in Springfield, OR. Every year, I direct and produce several full length dramatic student plays and musicals in school. See my classroom website at https://mrskdavisclassroom.wordpress.com.
I believe in getting students engaged in learning with challenging and creative lessons that mix direct instruction with individual exploration and collaborative projects.
Technology teacher leader in the district.
Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, Oregon Highly Qualified Teacher in Theatre Arts & Science, BA in Theatre Arts, AA in Science.
I have been married for over 20 years and have one daughter. Besides my love of teaching, I also enjoy raising exotic animals and specialize in raising softbilled birds such as turacos, mousebirds, and hornbills. My aviary website is https://dlaviaries.wordpress.com. I write and publish books and articles on aviculture as well as give presentations in the western USA. My publishing company website is https://sites.google.com/site/birdhousepub.
English Language Arts, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Other (Music), Computer Science - Technology, Drama, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Writing, Robotics, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation