Pagosa Springs Elementary School

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Second Grade Teacher

Gina Winther, Master of Education

 

Education

Reading Specialist Endorsement - Rio Salado College

Master of Education – Northern Arizona University

Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies – Humboldt State University

 

Teaching Experience

Substitute Teacher – Archuleta School District

Reading Specialist, Whole Class and Pull-Out Teacher – Kirkland Elementary School

4th through 6th Grade Teacher – Skull Valley Elementary School

2nd through 6th Grade Teacher – Yarnell Elementary School

 

Accomplishments

Reading Specialist Endorsement

English Language Learner Coordinator

English Language Arts Common Core Leader

 

Philosophy of Education

I believe that all children have the inherent ability to succeed in all areas of life. I also acknowledge, however, that some children excel at different times and in different areas.  I believe that as a teacher I can benefit each student by accepting differences, yet have high expectations for all students. But more importantly, I commit to structuring my classroom so that each child has high expectations for himself or herself and is able to feel proud of his or her successes.

 

Favorite Things

Restaurant: Ramon’s

Store: Goodman’s

Scents: Light Citrus and Verbenia

Candy/Snacks: Toffee/Chips and Salsa

Cake/Cookies: German Chocolate/Chocolate Chip

Hobbies: Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Team Roping, Boating, Reading, Soaking in the Springs

Flowers: Lilly and Alstromeria

Drink: Carmel Macchiato

Colors: Purple and Sage Green

School Supplies: Books