We would like to introduce you to three more model teachers this week. Our model teachers are working hard to be transparent and reflective teachers. Don’t forget to visit the Pineapple Chart to see what model teachers (and all teachers) have going on in their classrooms!
Mrs. Shakespeare teaches 5th grade at New Hartford Elementary, and finds that her strength as a teacher is in developing relationships with each of her students. She feels a strong relationship between the students and herself makes them feel more comfortable and allows them to thrive.
She is married to Alan Shakespeare, and they have three amazing children, Jaxon (kindergarten), Jayce (preschool), and Avery their 2 year old daughter. As a family, they enjoy family game night, sharing and reading books, and dancing and singing in the kitchen. Outside of school, she enjoys working out at Next Level Extreme Fitness and playing volleyball.
Something interesting that she will be doing this year is to use song lyrics to discuss cause and effect relationships in a text.
Mrs. Luhring is a 2nd grade teacher at Dike Elementary. She is consistently working on differentiated learning practices in my classroom.
She lives on a farm with her husband, and they have 4 kids. They love to travel, and Tammy likes to read, watch movies, and hang out with friends.
Something she'd like to work on this year is growth mindset.
Mrs. Parker is a 5th grade teacher at New Hartford Elementary. She feels her strengths as a teacher are in science teaching strategies, working to implement the new science standards, classroom and materials management, character education, and she's part of a team that is very collaborative, especially in the language arts area.
She has a husband Mark, daughter Elli, son-in-law Si, son Carson. She enjoys running, exercising, reading, faith-based pursuits, music, cooking, and golf.
This year she is working on tackling the new science standards in her classroom!