11 years combined middle-school teaching experience. Both Masters of Teaching from Virginia Public Universities.
Our philosophy of education is that all children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is our desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. We believe that there are five essential elements that are conducive to learning. (1) The teacher's role is to act as a guide who motivates students and cheers them on through the learning process. (2) Students must have access to hands-on, engaging, and relevant activities that apply to the real world and have transferability. (3) Students should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct their learning. (4) Students need the opportunity to practice skills in a safe environment, which differentiates to meet learners where they are in the learning process. (5) Technology must be incorporated into the school day when it enhances learning.
New Teacher of the Year Award (2017) Learning Ally (2017)
Tess: James Madison University, Bachelor of the Arts (English), Master of Teaching Alyssa: Radford University, Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Master of Teaching and Special Education
We are a duo of awesome teachers who want to share our love of lesson and unit construction and creation with other educators who share in our passion for AWESOME teaching.