Reaching Reading Success Teacher, Grades K-5 (Currently) Elementary Teacher, Grade 1 Elementary Teacher, Grade 3 Lead Teacher, Preschool Graduate Research Assistant Research and Curriculum Unit Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS.
My classroom revolves around multisensory instruction and is based upon the Orton-Gillingham methodology. I work with students who display dyslexic tendencies, and we focus daily on phonemic awareness, spelling rules, and reading strategies.
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS Journal of American Indian Education, Vol. 30 (2011) Manuscript Publication, “Postsecondary Transitions of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Scholarship Program Students” American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meetings, Spring, 2009 Paper presentation, “Postsecondary Transitions of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Scholarship Program Students” College of Education Second Annual Faculty/Student Research Forum Mississippi State University, Spring 2009 Poster Session Presentation, “Why Teacher Candidates Study Diversity: Perspectives from Jonathan Kozol on Closing the Achievement Gap” The Lamar University Electronic Journal of Student Research, Fall 2008 Manuscript publication, “Vocabulary Instruction in Content Area Classrooms” National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Review Mississippi State University, Spring 2007 Poster session and oral presentation
Master of Science in Elementary Education Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS. Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS.
Hi! I am Leslie, a teacher with a passion for Jesus, my family, and my career. I have spent the past 5 years teaching a reading class for students with dyslexia. I have transitioned back into a 2nd grade classroom this year, where I continue to prioritize multi-sensory phonics in my daily instruction. I enjoy creating and using literature-rich resources to support my students' acquisition of phonics skills. Thanks so much for visiting me here! "Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach..." ~Col. 3:16
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Literature, Classroom Management, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Spring, Place Value, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics