Come join a supportive environment and share your techniques for taking a break and re-energizing for our kids at http://www.Facebook.com/TheTeacherRetreat My name is Mrs. Jenny Davenport! I’m an elementary teacher (ESL, Art, Technology & 2nd Grade) at an international school in Colorado. I'm also a veteran educator (PreK-Adult) of over 30 years, a writer on social and educational issues for an online magazine, and a 2015-2016 fellow with America Achieves, a nation-wide cohort of dedicated teachers advocating for high standards for our kids. I am also very active on Twitter @MyWorldEnglish. I'm also a mother of a large family and a grandmother recognized nationally for advocating for parental involvement, and the Princeton University-educated daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter of African-American and Native-American teachers from Virginia.
I encourage hands-on, participatory learning, an integration of new ideas and proven practices, and the effective use of classical resources and tradition along with new innovations brought about by critical thought and Love!
2015-2016 America Achieves Fellow with Colorado Educators Voice; 2010 National Parents of the Year; 2010 Colorado Parents of the Year; 2002 Mallinkrodt Elementary Favorite Teacher of the Year; 1985-1986 Japan Ministry of Education Fellow at Tsukuba University; some others I don't remember. Every day is new.
Princeton University - BA George Washington University - MAEd
I am passionate about Supporting Teachers, Parental Involvement, Diversity Education, and Cultural Competence. Here are some free online resources for Parents and Teachers via my "OK Website" pages for my students: http://okforfun.weebly.com/for-parents--teachers.html Have a great day!