My first experience in the elementary school classroom was in the spring of 2007 when I was able to immerse myself in a first grade classroom at Saucon Valley Elementary School. Though I was a senior in high school, this experience solidified the fact that my passion is, and always will be, teaching. I looked forward to every moment spent with the first graders.
During the spring of 2008, I had an early field experience at William Penn Elementary School in a third grade classroom. This experience taught me to appreciate diversity among students, as well as effective disciplinary strategies. My experience at William Penn Elementary School allowed me to delve deeper into the methods of teaching and effective classroom management strategies.
In the fall of 2008, I was placed in a second grade classroom at Asa Packer Elementary School. During this field experience, I learned effective ways to utilize every minute spent in the classroom, as time is a very valuable commodity in the elementary classroom.
During the spring of 2010, I had a pre-student teaching experience at James Buchanan Elementary School in a first grade classroom. This experience was quite valuable as I was encouraged to teach lessons each day for the first time. I learned valuable classroom management skills, time management skills, as well as effective teaching methods in regards to creating effective and engaging lessons, specifically in the subjects of mathematics, social studies, and reading.