I have been teaching for 36 years, five years in READ 180. I love reading and have truly enjoyed the past year with the stuggling readings. I have been married for 33 years to the same man and have two children. My daughter is a chemistry teacher/coach on the high school level and my son is a salesman for Dr, Pepper ( he keeps his mom in the rigtht drink.) I have 4 active grandboys.
About My Classroom
I told my principal and assistant principal when asked to move to READ 180, I wanted purple walls and no desks. They granted my wish if I would get this group of kids interested in reading. I have a couch, comfy chairs and a Grandma rocking chair in my room. I show my students the love I have for reading and the need they have for reading. We just get comfy and read!!!
Experience and Training
I have 36 years in education with 21 in third grade. I have a Masters in Elementary Education and a Midmanagement Certificate. I have always love the reading class and wanted my students to love reading not have to read.
Why I Teach READ 180 and/or System 44
I want these stuggling readings to be successful. This first year we were over 70% passing the state test. I love seeing the light flicker then brighten as the students are successful in the sessions, small room, and independent reading.
My role is to show the students reading, writing ,and speaking go hand in hand. I look forward to each day to see who can follow through from the day before.