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Williams College (English)
Amherst University of Massachusetts (MEd)
Cleveland State University (Graduate Coursework)
I have taught in five schools in four states, for a total of fourteen years as a full-time classroom teacher. I worked with students from 4th-12th grade, of all backgrounds and abilities. I also taught writing at a community college. Most recently I taught 4th-5th grade English and Reading at a charter school in Cleveland. Additionally, I ran a reading tutoring program at a college for eight years and served as a middle school principal on an interim basis.
Childhood is precious and every child or youth deserves the best chance they can have. As an educator, I always try to find the student's strengths and to get her/him to know their own strengths as well. A student of any age can be taught the self-awareness to know what they're good at, what they struggle with, and how to help themselves to succeed.
I am highly qualified as an English teacher with special skill in writing, critical thinking, analytical reading, and poetry. I am qualified as a music teacher through study of music in college and decades of experience including leading a choir, recording, and performing classical, rock, folk, and spiritual music.
My career as an educator spans 22 years, from 4th grade to college, from rural Massachusetts to Cleveland to the border of Mexico. I have the knowledge and skills to help any learner succeed. I have taught in five schools in four states, for a total of fourteen years as a full-time classroom teacher. I worked with students from 4th-12th grade, of all backgrounds and abilities. I also taught writing at a community college. Most recently I taught 4th-… Read more
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I taught the Common Core curriculum for the last two years at a charter school in Cleveland. I have been to many training sessions on the subject. I recently completed a principal licensure program of study at Cleveland State University.