Mrs. Kaiser has been teaching in the Cumberland County School system for the past 20 years. In that time, she has taught kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade. Six of these years were spent in self-contained 4th grade classrooms. Another six years were spent in a science/social studies/technology lab classroom for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Currently she works as a consultant/teacher for academically/intellectually gifted students in grades 3-5.
According to my Facebook quiz I am "very positive and love to give praise. You feel that every one of your students has something to offer and you make them aware of each of their strengths. You work hard in the beginning of the school year to make sure that your classroom environment is a very safe and judgement-free zone. You promote positive interactions between students as well. You love giving our compliments, stickers and high-fives. Students feel they can take chances and risks in your classroom because they know that failure is just another step on the road to a new success. Students love being in your class because you make them feel cherished and loved. They know that you care about them and their learning. Sometimes it is difficult for you to give consequences to students even when they truly deserve it, but you do not want to ruin the positive bond between you and your students because you want them to love to come to school everyday."
I was honored to speak at the National Conference on Quality in Education in 2001. I achieved National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist in 2002 and renewed in 2012. I am a recipient of the 2011 Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Mathematics and Science Teachers. I have received numerous grant awards through the following programs: DonorsChoose; Bright Ideas; and Cumberland County Education Foundation.
Graduate of Olean Sr. High in Olean, NY BS - Elementary Education and Educational Ministry from Houghton College; licensure in gifted education from UNC Pembroke MS - Educational Technology from Lesley University Ed.D. with a specialization in e-learning from Northcentral University.
I have a wonderful husband and 4 terrific children (3 boys and 1 girl), a dog, bunny, 4 chickens, and 3 parakeets.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, Math Test Prep, Geography, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Test Preparation, Women's History Month