Thirty year veteran English language arts teacher Reading Specialist English language arts/reading Instructional Coach (seven years) Adult basic education teacher (five years) Day Care provider (10 years) Author of seven self-published poetry books, two juvenile fiction novels, and numerous curriculum guides.
Balanced Literacy approach integrating the Common Core standards. text-rich classroom environment with a strong emphasis on creative, expository, persuasive/argumentative writing using the gradual release method.
National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) Global Educator of the Year award Teachers' Incentive award Fulbright-Hays scholarship to East Africa Primary Source scholarship to China Owner of Essentials Educational Services and Products (store/closed)
Bachelor of Arts in History Masters of Arts in Education Certificate of Advanced Studies in Reading One year of study in Library Science
Married for forty-one years, mother of four wonderful college- educated sons, grandmother to seven beautiful grandchildren. Love to travel, read, draw (doodle), sew and cook. Visit my class website at: http://www.pinterest/renayingram http://www.facebook.com/renayingram http://www.linkedin.com/renayjihad http://www.amazon.com/renaysdollarstore.com