8th Grade English Teacher
As an 8th grade literacy teacher at Springfield Middle School, I was data driven, using formative and summative assessments, as well as DEAThinklink and TCAP data to "backwards plan" learning goals/lesson objectives. I saw considerable growth in my students' DEA Thinklink scores - from about 14% proficient and advanced to 47% proficient advanced. My students' growth didn't stop - my students exhibited superior growth on TCAP (Tennessee's Comprehensive Assessment), earning me a level 5, superior rating, as a Tennessee Educator. I was one of the highest performing ELA teachers in Robertson County.
Aside from developing curriculum and planning engaging lessons, I took pride in providing my students with a well-manage, safe and respectful learning environment.
Other skills/responsibilities related to my this teaching position are teacher and student advocacy, collaborative planning, mentoring, parent and community relations, and organizational skills. I am accomplished in these areas.