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My school would best be described as:
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State Teacher of the Year:
One positive change I hope to see in our schools:
That teachers have more flexibitlity to implement creative changes and programs as the experts of their classrooms, and students are able to learn, innovate, explore, and grow as a result of that teacher-led creativity.
What I’m learning about now:
I'm learning how to be a more effective fifth grade teacher! I'm learning how to allow my students to have more control of what happens in their classroom and to have more control of their learning. I'm diving into the Teacher Leader Model Standards and thinking deeply about what at teacher leader is. I'm learing more about VAM and how those models can be explained (or not explained). I'm collaborating with others at my school to think about school climate and moral. I'm also beginning to explore the CCSS a little more deeply and apply some of that in my classroom.
My current leadership goal:
Is to be a positive force that cultivates and inspires more teacher leaders to speak for our children. To be a ripple that creates a beautifully impactful series of waves.
I would be very interested in a hybrid role that allowed me to:
I'm lucky to do it now! To speak and advocate out of the classroom as I'm walking the walk in the classroom. In the words of Miley Cyrus, to have "the best of both worlds" (did I just go there?).