After 20 years in the classroom (12 years in 2nd grade & 8 years in 5th grade), in 2015 I moved into the "K-8 Literacy Instructional Coach" position. Now I get to work with teachers and students from kindergarten all the way through 8th grade and I love it! Hugs and short vowels with the little ones at the elementary in the morning and fist bumps and author's tone with the tall ones at the middle school in the afternoon. I work alongside teachers as they seek to improve their instruction, unit plans, and assessments. Sometimes that involves working in the classroom with the teacher, while other times I pull a few kids out to see if I can get some insight into what they might need. I research a lot and create resources. Every day brings new challenges and I enjoy doing something different every day.
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