We began our teaching careers in 2009 when we accepted positions in neighboring school districts. T has taught fifth grade science and US history for 8 years. She is very excited to be able to take a year off to spend with the TWINS! M has taught 4th and 5th grade science and social studies as well as 4th grade math. We also worked 7 summers with STEM camps sponsored by the University of Texas at Arlington and the CR Smith Museum. Both T and M have served as mentors for student teachers for the last 5 years in an effort to give back for the excellent mentoring that we received from our own mentors.
We believe that learning happens most successfully when students are active and engaged. Though that is not an original idea, our goal is to teach to the best of our abilities while staying true to that belief. A visit to either one of our classrooms will show students up, moving, sharing, laughing and actively seeking their learning. We want students to feel invested in what happens in our classrooms.
**2013 Campus Teacher of the Year **Continuous Improvement Demonstration Classroom **Grant recipient for Math Curriculum and Instruction Masters Program
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We met in the education program at UTA and were married a year after graduation. We are on a quest to visit every state in our country. After many years of wanting a child we welcomed our twin girls, Vivienne and Violet, in January. T is sad to be missing a year with students but so excited to spend that time being a stay at home mom to the twins.
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Place Value, For All Subjects, Test Preparation