We are two enthusiastic elementary teachers who have a combined total of 20 years of experience in the following areas/settings: - Title One Schools - Tribal School - Multi-age classroom - Arts Integration Model - Literacy Specialist/Coach - Private Tutor
Creating a positive, nurturing school family where students feel safe and connected is paramount in our teaching style. This encourages students to take risks, participate fully, ask questions, and push themselves to persevere in their learning. We strive to differentiate in all subject areas to meet our students' diverse needs. We believe in student-centered classrooms where students are engaged in their learning and can use a variety of different modalities to access content. We work to make cross-curricular connections in our integrated thematic units.
National Board Certification - Literacy: Early/Middle Childhood (attained 2012) Charros Teacher of the Year Early Childhood Endorsement (Birth - Age 8) Structured English Immersion Endorsement Reading Specialist Endorsement (K-8) Math Specialist Endorsement (K-12)
BA: Psychology BA: Human Resource Management MA: Education, Curriculum in Instruction Training in: PBIS Conscious Discipline Kagan Strategies Thinking Maps Math 2020 Common Core Language Arts Phonics Write from the Beginning SmartBoard Technology Promethean Board Technology
Jen and Karen have been friends and colleagues for the past 8 years. We worked for several years on the same team at a Title 1 school and collaborated on many projects. We created thematic units for our first grade classrooms and embraced the PLC model, sharing ideas, discussing data, and supporting each other and our students. Although we've since moved on to different schools and grades, we continue to collaborate. We're excited about our newest venture together as we launch The Sage Apple.