My role as a gifted instructional coach consists of:
Curriculum Supporter – Locating information and resources to support standards-based, differentiated instruction for the gifted learner so he/she may attain academic growth. Developing and supporting teachers’ knowledge of the academic and social-emotional needs of the verbal, quantitative and nonverbally gifted learner.
Instructional Supporter – Modeling and/or co-teaching standards-based lessons that encompass differentiation in content, product and process. In addition, support teachers in selecting effective, research-based instructional and engagement strategies to meet the varied learning needs of gifted students.
Data Coach – Assisting teachers in looking at a variety of data to drive instructional decisions at the classroom level.
Professional Learning Facilitator – Coordinating, designing and/or facilitating, standards-based professional development aligned with the needs of the gifted learner. This includes professional development for both new and seasoned teachers focused on increasing rigor and complexity in all content areas, problem solving, critical and creative thinking, project-based learning, enrichment and acceleration, engagement strategies, and the social/emotional needs of the gifted child.
This is my 24th year of teaching/coaching in GPS. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education, a Master's in Elementary Education and am gifted endorsed.
I’m the mother of 5 good and hilarious children and the grandmother to 20 extremely gifted grandchildren. J
I love working with students and teachers. Teaching is a noble profession of which I’m extremely blessed to be a part of.