My experience spans nearly 25 years of teaching K-8th grade. I've taught in public school, private school, homeschool, and internationally as an English teacher in China. I also have been a headmaster for a PreK-12th grade private school.
My teaching philosophy is to assist children in becoming the best, most responsible person they can be academically, physically, socially, and spiritually. I believe that God has created each of us with a unique purpose. I view my role as one partnering with parents to help guide and motivate their child toward that end.
I was honored to receive the Outstanding English Teacher Award from Yuncol English Camp, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. I am a recipient of the PRAXIS Excellence Award for the Principles of Learning and Teaching National Exam (PLT) which ranks me nationally in the top 15% of teachers that have taken this test to date. I am also named in Who's Who of Professional Educators. I have received many awards for my blog - The Kennedy Korral Blog.
B.S. Southeastern Louisiana University; M.A.T. Louisiana College
Children are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God. I believe that children are a one-of-a-kind creation; therefore, each child has a different capacity and preference for learning. My goal is to provide instruction to meet those learning differences. I accomplish this through a variety of learning opportunities. I believe that failure is not an option and will do what it takes to make children successful, responsible, and productive students and citizens.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Phonics, Women's History Month, Classroom Community