Between the two of us, we have experience teaching kindergarten through fourth grade, assistant principal (elementary), principal (middle school) and curriculum director (K-12). (Confession, all those higher-up gigs belong to my mom. I handle the early childhood/elementary territory.)
My mom and I believe in offering activities that challenge all learners and stimulate creativity!
Me: Teacher of the Year and DisneyHand Award nominee Mom: too many to list! :-)
Mama: B.S. Elementary Education, M.Ed. Educational Administration Me: B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education/Early Childhood), M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction (Literacy Studies)
I have a Gifted and Talented endorsement and am also certified in ESL. During the summer, I run my own Reading Camp for students entering first and second grade and speak at state-wide conferences (TEPSA). You can also follow my professional learning network on Twitter at nsmithk4.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Science, Basic Principles, Special Education, Other (ELA), General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Presidents' Day, Easter, Spring