Five bios in one week. This is fantastic. But there are still some out there who have not sent them in! Thank you Michele!
I have been teaching for about 15 years of “solid” experience in Oklahoma, Ohio (adult ed), Virginia, Maryland, Vermont, and now back in Ohio again. I have taught K-12. Most of my experience has been in K-8 but I’ve now been in high school for the past few years. I’ve enjoyed it all, but never so much as when I learned TPRS in 1996 (I think it was 1996). I am constantly re-working my knowledge of TPRS as it evolves and as the learning curve is SO STEEP, but SO EXCITING! I’m now teaching levels I & II in an Appalachian community and I enjoy my students very much. I had the pleasure of attending NTPRS last year (2011) in St. Louis and hearing all these great TPRS experts who are helping us all along. They are so accepting, encouraging, nurturing, and FUN! Thanks, Ben, for providing this wonderful community to help us grow!
living in Columbiana, Ohio
teaching in Lisbon, Ohio @Beaver Local High
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Welcome Michele! It’s nice to have another Ohioan aboard! I live in Navarre, about an hour from you!
no kidding!! I know where Navarre is – I was down that way applying for jobs a couple of years ago! Nice area. What do you teach? I forgot to put that I teach Spanish. My colleague at Beaver Local also teaches with TPRS (Spanish). Way cool.
I teach Spanish too! I teach at Stow-Munroe Falls Schools, quite a drive.
What’s your email? I’m trying to put together a TPRS group here in Northeast Ohio. It’s so hard to find other TPRSers, but it sure is easy finding the TPRS haters, I want to be able to network and get together with other TPRSers.
And since you’ve been teaching with TPRS for a long time, I’d definitely be interested in getting tips and help from you
I’d be glad to be of whatever help I can be!
My email is in the original post.
Greetings! I’m Dana and I live in Norman, Oklahoma, where I’ve been teaching Spanish at OU for the past few years. I was recently hired for a Spanish position at Norman High. I am ready for a change, thrilled to be going to a school that fully embraces TPRS, and looking forward to the personal and professional growth this year will bring. I’ve taught Spanish and English language arts in middle schools in Norman and Albuquerque and am looking forward to using my skills as a reading teacher and my experience with classroom drama in my new role at the high school. In June I went to Blaine’s workshop in Oklahoma City and since then I’ve been reading nonstop about TPRS and CI. Happy to be a part of this new community!
Thank you Dana and welcome to the group and we forgive you for the Sooner thing.