I have been teaching for 18 years. I spent 8 years as an elementary teacher of 3rd- 5th grade. Many of those years were looping 4/5th grade classes :) Since then I have been a middle school reading specialist.
Balanced Literacy Workshop Literacy Model
Building and District Teacher of the Year, 2011-2012
Webster University - Masters in Teaching Certification: Remedial Reading K-12 Central Missouri State University - BA in Education Certifications: Early Childhood Education Pre-K Elementary Education 1-6
In the past few years I have been involved in implementing the RTI process in my building & district. I have been using a variety of reading interventions with my students and learning more and more about how to create my own interventions based on research-based best practices, which also include progress monitoring that matches my instruction.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Early Intervention, Close Reading