I have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grades during my 29-year experience, and I've loved every single year of it! I also have background of three years at the daycare level, teaching 4-year olds, and numerous years of summer school at elementary and middle grade levels.
I LOVE using interactive activities with my students, and I also like to provide as many cooperative learning activities as I can so they are involved in their own learning and are engaged. I believe in reviewing basics to help my slower learners and then building from there (scaffolding) so I'm giving all of my students the most positive and successful learning experience they can get with a skill.
* Teacher of the Year - Ledford Middle School school representative - 1990 * Teacher of the Year - Savannah Middle School school representative - 2000 * 2015-2016 Eastern Carolina University Literacy Board Member (2-year nominated term)
* Lexington Senior High School, 1982 * North Carolina State University, 1986 with Bachelor's of Science in Middle Grades Education (English Language Arts and Social Studies) * University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1988 with certification in Middle Grades Math
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