I have been educating children for 20 years and every year is a new and exciting adventure. I have taught 3rd and 4th grade and am currently teaching 4th grade science and social studies. I am our school's School Improvement Team Secretary, PTO Treasurer, and Reading Renaissance Elementary Chairman. I also plan and organize annual talent shows.
After a whole group lesson, as a facilitator, I create several activities and provide the classroom with materials and an outline, placing the motivation on students to complete assignments individually or in groups. I roam around the classroom to help facilitate thoughts about the subject matter. As a facilitator, I trust students to help their peers and obtain answers mostly on their own. At the end of each activity, we gather for a discussion about our findings.
2013-2014 Teacher of the Year
Graduated from East Carolina University in 1996 with a degree in K-6 Education with a K-12 Reading certification.
Married 33 years to Ricky Duckwall and have two wonderful children, Dustin, 30, and Danielle, 19.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Geometry, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Physical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Other, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, General Science, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Informational Text