Montclair State University (Elementary Education)
Hi my name is Erika D. and I am currently a 4th grade teacher. I have graduated from Montclair State University with a degree and certificate in Elementary Education, along with Middle School Mathematics, all while working as a nanny. In my student teaching experience, I was placed within a 2nd grade classroom for one full school year. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree and a GPA of 3.6. I am looking to go back to school for the Fall Semester for a MA in Educational Leadership.
As of now I am a 4th grade teacher for a public school district. I am responsible for 25 students in my classroom and teach in all of the subjects of Math, Language Arts, Writing, Guided Reading, Science, and Social Studies. I teach according to small group instruction and the Lucy Calkins writing format, which takes into account every child's needs and talents. Embedded in the responsibilities of my job, I study the Common Core State Standards every day in order to provide accurate instruction to my students. Additionally, it is in my philosophy that I believe children learn best while doing; therefore, it is essential to not only teach and assess the skill but also have the children apply it to a specific task. Hi my name is Erika D. and I am currently a 4th grade teacher. I have graduated from Montclair State University with a degree and certificate in Elementary Education, along with Middle School … Read more