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Camp Cusick's Third Grade

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. Seuss
 
Bio
 
Michelle Cusick has been in the field of education for 13 years.  She completed 9 years of teaching in elementary and 4 years at the college level! She is 35 years young! She lives in Pagosa Springs with her husband Jerrod and their two children, Kendall and Evan. Kendall is in 8th grade and Evan is in 5th grade. She enjoys playing outdoors in the beautiful mountains & being with friends and family.  She will be your child’s 3rd grade ELA and Social Studies teacher this year!  She is excited to make this her best year yet!
 
 
Education
 
 
Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
Ph.D. Early Childhood Education and Development
Degree in Progress (30 hours completed)
 

Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, 2010
Area of Emphasis: Early Childhood

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
B.S. in Academic Studies, 2002
Areas of Emphasis: Elementary Education, Special Education
 
Teaching Experience
 
2016-2017  Third Grade Teacher, Pagosa Springs Elementary, Pagosa Springs, CO
2014-2016  Child & Family Studies Faculty, Baylor University, Waco, TX
2013-2014: First Grade Teacher, Whitney Elementary, Whitney, TX
2011-2013: Instructor of Education & Early Childhood Education, Arkansas State University, Heber Springs, AR
2010-2011: Kindergarten Teacher, Kensett Elementary, Kensett, AR
2008-2010: Kindergarten Teacher, Whitney Elementary, Whitney, TX
2006-2008: Executive Director/ Owner, Little Learner’s Academy, Waco, TX
2003-2006: Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Viking Hills Elementary, Waco, TX
2002-2003: Pre-Kindergarten/PPCD Inclusion Teacher, Baylor Piper CDC, Waco, TX
 
 
Awards & Certification
 
2015-Present:  Colorado Teaching License
2010-Present: Arkansas Teaching License P-4, Special Education P-12, ESL P-12
2002-Present: Texas Educator Certification EC-4, Special Education EC-12, ESL
2006-2008: Child Care Director Certification 2005-2006: Waco I.S.D. Teacher of the Year, Viking Hills Elementary
 
Favorites
 
Food: Pizza
Movie: The Notebook
Book: “The Giver”
Color: Pink
Drink: Sweet Tea
Season: Fall
Sports: Football & Soccer
Fast Food: Chick-fil-A
Hobby: Hiking/Biking
Subject: Reading
Store: Target & Kohls
Dessert: Ice Cream
Candy Bar: Heath
Restaurant: Kips & DSP
Flower: Lily