In a few short months, I will send my students off to high school. I have watched them grow academically, socially and physically for the past three years. The upcoming transition both excites and terrifies me. What excites me: There is so much to celebrate.
- Kathy and Jeffrey (pictured with me in the photo above) were recently awarded $100 scholarships for outlining their definitions of “postsecondary workforce readiness” and submitting their writing in a local essay contest.
- Tyler was one of a handful of featured vocalists asked to perform at a state conference for school board members and district superintendents.
- Daniel made significant growth in his reading fluency and comprehension and we celebrated a major benchmark milestone at a recent meeting for his IEP (an Individualized Education Plan, which we design for the special needs of any student).
- A substitute teacher shared she was moved by the quality of students’ argumentative writing as they passionately drafted letters calling for amnesty for child soldiers worldwide without me in the room.
Jessica Cuthbertson currently serves as a teacherpreneur, dividing her time evenly between teaching eighth-grade literacy at Vista PEAK Exploratory in Aurora Public Schools and supporting solutions-oriented efforts to improve Colorado’s schools with Center for Teaching Quality. This post originally appeared on Cuthbertson’s blog, In a Teacher’s Shoes. Reprinted with permission from the Center for Teaching Quality, home to the Collaboratory, a virtual community for all who value teacher leadership.
Jessica Cuthbertson currently serves as a “teacherpreneur,” dividing her time evenly between teaching eighth-grade literacy at Vista PEAK Exploratory in Aurora Public Schools and supporting solutions-oriented efforts to improve Colorado’s schools with Center for Teaching Quality. A passionate educator with 12 years’ experience, Cuthbertson is an active member and association representative for ...