My name is Cathy, and I recently retired from a career in teaching. I majored in Elementary Education in college and have a B.A. in that field. I have over 90 college credits in classes related to my career.
My experience in teaching is varied and includes teaching first grade at Homestead Air Base, First and Second grade at Sheridan School District near Denver, CO, First Grade at Pittsburgh, PA.,Kindergarten at Center, CO, First Grade teacher at Berthoud Elementary for 20 years, and a mentor for new incoming teachers. I was a trainer for the volunteer program in our school and an active member of our professional organizations promoting
excellence in teaching. I believe in a PHONICS based program which includes teaching phonics as a separate subject and integrated into the reading instruction. I also use a writing system which is integrated into the reading instruction to help students value writing. I evaluate your child to see where their level of expertise is and then develop a program to fit their individual needs. The ability to read and write well is the first step in achieving your child's' dream for a successful tomorrow.
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