38 E. Lyndon Street
Lumberport, WV 26386-0417
I LOVE teaching Kindergarten! I am currently in my first year as a full time teacher at Lumberport Elementary. The past two years I have been substitute teaching in Harrison County Schools. Previously, I taught Pre K in Harrison County schools and taught Kindergarten and Pre K at a local private school for 14 years. I am a West Virginia native and grew up in Clarksburg. I attended Washington Irving High School and graduated from West Virginia University in 1981 with a Masters in Elementary Education. I currently reside in Clarksburg with my husband David. I have three children and two grandchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, hiking, and training my border collie to be a service dog.
I can be reached by calling the school or my cell phone, which was given out at the beginning of the school year.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
My planning time is 1:10 - 1:55 daily.
The Kindergarten standards have changed. They are part of a nationwide initiative for changing elementary standards. These next generation standards focus on more hands on experiences in the classroom. The students will be involved in more developmental centers and less worksheets. Our school day will be center based. Students will work in small guided instructional groups in Reading, Math and Writing. We still want the students to be able to read on a beginning level. Students will be assessed on their guided reading level throughout the year. We would still like for all students to be reading fluently on a level B by the end of the school year. Some students will exceed that level, but it is our goal for all to be on a level B. We want our students to be able to take early phonics principles and apply them to their reading and writing. Some great websites for reinforcement in reading and phonics are www.starfall.com and www.pbskids.org