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As a middle school math teacher for more than 20 years, I am passionate about my work. One of my first leadership experiences was serving as a teacher researcher on a project focused on assessment through Michigan State University, which sparked my interest in assessment. As our...

As a native New Mexican, and proud teacher, my advocacy for students and education stems from my eighteen years of teaching in a number of settings. I’ve taught in both high and low performing schools that varied in size and demographic.  I know the struggles...

I've recently fallen in love with Orangetheory Fitness-- an interval-training program that challenges participants to achieve "Orange" status for twelve minutes to show that we are engaging in exercise in a way that challenges us individually. Watching the colors change on the screen as my workout...

It’s back to school time and parents and students everywhere are getting ready!  New clothes? Check. New backpack? Check. School supplies? Check. Our kids are ready with all the materials they need but are they ready academically?  And how do parents know if they are...

Parent- teacher partnerships are important for both parents and teachers. They can help parents better understand their child’s academic progress and areas for improvement, and help teachers get a more personal picture of a student and find out what motivates him or her. Striking the right...

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.”– Tony Robbins Positive communication between educators and legislators can often influence the outcome of the legislative session and improve support for education in general.  This year, the Wyoming Teacher Champions have...