My name is Catherine Reed, and I am in my 8th year in elementary life, residing in small-town, Kentucky. I student taught in 1st grade and never imagined myself being somewhere other than Primary Land. God had other plans for my life, and I was blessed with a 5th grade classroom four years ago. God is good and He is faithful. Intermediate Land was a fantastic place for me, and I fell in love with my kiddos, the content, and my teaching team. In 5th grade I was a 1:1 iPad classroom sans reading/writing curriculum and am proud to say I had the best classroom library around.
Moving schools/cities, I taught hometown in 1st grade for 3 years. This school was the most lovely place – a Leader in Me school, brand new, amazing administrators, awesome team teachers. I was self-contained classroom, but traded students for an hour a day for Reading and Math RtI.
Then I lead a combination K/1 class with 13 first graders and 11 kindergarten friends and looped with them to teach a 1st and 2nd grade combination class. It’s was SUCH a challenge but an amazing experience. I grew so much through those two years.
In the Summer of 2018 I finished up my Masters of Literacy Education and was offered a grant-funded literacy coach position in my District. Serving as a coach to 3 schools participating in the Striving Readers Grant, I partnered with classroom teachers to coteach, model, plan, and problem-solve together. This Fall (2019), I accepted a more permanent position as a coach/consultant in the same district. While my heart is in the classroom, for right now, this position is incredibly rewarding, challenging, and keeps me on my toes.
As a book nerd, a chocolate lover, and a pro napper, I am so glad you’ve join me in this teaching adventure. It’s is going to be fantastic.