Teaching since 2003 at the Intermediate level. Site Coordinator for AVID, mentor teacher in the BTSA program, member of multiple site committees focused on Leadership, Common Core implementation, Kagan Cooperative Learning, Differentiation and Character Education.
I want my students to love learning but also to learn the value of putting legitimate effort into everything they learn and want to achieve. Education should be fun, exciting and challenging. My store products are focused on: Common Core strategies (critical thinking, close reading, evidence based responses and growing literacy independence), Kagan Cooperative Learning Strategies, Academic Vocabulary, AVID strategies and Positive Behavior management.
California League of Middle Schools Teacher of the Year finalist (2008) BTSA Mentor Various school site Leadership positions
BA English with a concentration in Literature from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Single Subject teaching credential in English from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
Married California girl. Mom of two girls. Non-stop reader, crazy cat lady, quote collector, Starbucks lover, daughter of the One True King. Independent Consultant for Rodan + Fields (http://kristenr.myrandf.com).
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Career and Technical Education, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Halloween, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Close Reading