Thank you for visiting my page. I am the supervising teacher at Basin Elementary School. This is my fourth year at the school. Prior to my position at Basin Elementary School I worked as a school secretary and paraprofessional. I knew in my paraprofessional position that I wanted to earn my teaching degree. I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from The University of Montana Western.
My teaching philosophy is all about student choice. I teach English Language Arts and Mathematics using a structure called the Daily 3. Daily 3 allows students the opportunity to make choices within a structured learning environment. The students also have choices about where to sit in the classroom with a flexible learning environment. We look for a place where the student feels they work most successfully. Daily 3 also gives students the opportunity to become independent learners which is necessary in a multi-grade classroom.
The multigrade classroom also allows students to work at their own pace across subject areas. Additionally, the setting allows a one-on-one educational experience with staff and students on a daily basis.
Basin School also offers students a one-to-one computing initiative, giving every student the use of a laptop in the classroom. In the classroom every student has the use of a MacBook, and students use them for word processing, coding, math, and research.
Basin School also offers Title I and Gifted and Talented programming. If you feel your student might benefit from these services, please feel free to contact me.