I was a teacher for 22 years. During that time I have a wide range of experiences, including Theatre director, English teacher (honors, on-level, co-taught from 7-12th grades) and Speech teacher; as well as being involved in many extracurricular activities. My final teaching position was AP Language and Composition as well as the English Department Chair. I am currently an Associate Principal and New Tech Director at DeKalb High School. Visit my personal blog at www.carriewisehart.com
I am a strong advocate for sharing power in the classroom. I like my students to feel a strong sense of safety, ownership, and value. Their opinions actually contribute to the atmosphere of the classroom and they are highly motivated, inspired, and involved.
Teacher of the Year (Carroll HS) 2020 Teacher of the Year (Ohio) Top Three Teacher of the Year (2 years) - Broken Arrow, OK Featured on Oprah's Surprise Spectacular Tiger Eye Award - Broken Arrow, OK Lead Instructional Technology Teacher Common Core Curriculum Committee Teacher of the Year Nominee (NACS)
B.A. Vocal Performance/English Education - Olivet Nazarene University M.Ed Theatre - The Ohio State University M.S. Educational Leadership - Purdue University
I have a crazy princess and drama queen daughter who is 16. On her fifth birthday she told me, "Don't worry, Mom. Even though I'm 5 now, I'm still the same person." I was relieved.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, World History, Arts & Music, Music, Drama, Education, ELA Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Professional Development, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text