I began teaching in a one room, kindergarten through eighth grade school. I continued working in one or two room facilities for seven years. Eighteen years ago, I took a fifth grade position in a rural, town school. In my current position, I teach reading, language arts, and science. I also tutor students enrolled in the after school program in the areas of reading and math.
My classroom is usually filled with students working in groups or on projects. I am the conductor of the learning. As students are working, I am circulating the room - refocusing, answering questions, and giving feedback. Lecture is only used to set the stage and give background knowledge.
National Board for Professional Teacherâ€™s Standards Certification, 2004, Early and Middle Childhood Literacy-Reading and Language Arts *Governorâ€™s Leadership Award, 2005 *In the Driverâ€™s Seat Award, 2004, Chamberlain School District *On the Cutting Edge Award, 2003 and 2005, Chamberlain School District
University of South Dakota, 2006, Masterâ€™s of Science Degree in Technology for Education and Training Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska, 1981, B.S. in Education
I am also active in two mentoring programs for new to the profession teachers and National Board Certification candidates.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, World History, Education, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Native American Studies, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Employment, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text