Degrees and Certifications:
I have a Batchelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2007.
Ms. T. Moore
If I had to choose one way to describe myself, I would have to say, "I am a life long learner." Because my father was in the Marine Corps, I had the experience of moving every couple of years. I have attended schools in North Dakota, Illinois, North Carolina, Arkansas, and California. I attended school in Onslow County for third grade and half of fourth and moved back to NC in ninth grade to graduate from Jacksonville High School. When my children began attending school at Dixon, I got involved in the PTO and volunteering in the classroom. Volunteering soon blossomed into substituting, and then a tutoring position. It was very fulfilling to learn new ways of helping students succeed, so I decided to move into a full time position as a teacher assistant. During that stage in my career, I was able to attend many workshops and conferences that added to my knowledge of how children learn. Several of my years as an assistant were spent in Title I as a reading tutor.
When my daughter graduated high school and started college, I realized that it was time to pursue my teaching degree. While I couldn't wait to be finished with school, I enjoyed the challenge and reward of achieving my goal. Now everyday is a new challenge and a new opportunity to learn from my students and the experiences in the classroom.
Last year I had the opportunity to return to fourth grade to teach Math and Science. I spent a week during the summer attending a Guided Math Institute in Winston Salem. I am always seeking ways to ensure that my students understand the concepts rather than just applying a set of rules or procedures. It is also important to understand that a student's needs are constantly changing. Guided Math is not a curriculum but it is a method of making sure that I am able to use the time I have with your child more effectively.