Lori Cook is currently a first grade teacher at West Central Valley Schools in Stuart, Iowa. This is her thirty-third year of teaching and her eighth year in first grade. Previously she had taught at the kindergarten level for most of her teaching career. Julie Plowman is currently a first grade teacher at West Central Valley Schools in Stuart, Iowa.This is her twenty-first year of teaching with thirteen of those in the first grade. She has also taught pre-school, third grade and sixth grade.
Hands-on learning with a focus on integrating music and poetry across the curriculum.
Both teachers have taught reading and writing classes for district wide and AEA staff development. Both teachers are also Mentor Teachers for the Teacher Induction Program.
Both teachers have a Bachelor and Master's Degrees in Elementary Education. Lori has a minor in Art Education and both teachers have Reading Endorsements.
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