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Linda Joyce Gant
Bilingual K-3 Elementary School Teacher
Every child has the potential to learn and the educator, in partnership with the parent, makes learning happen. Young children enter school, curious about the world around them. They are like sponges, absorbing every word their teacher says.
As an educator, I teach my grade level standards and use supportive District curriculum. Assessments are the measures of knowing if my students have learned a standard. Review solidifies concepts previously-learned, and it is important to re-teach concepts not understood.
My classroom environment is attractive, organized, and child-centered, so my students feel at home. After all, it is their second home! For learning to occur, good classroom management is of utmost importance. I use praise as one motivator towards maintaining positive classroom discipline and provide various individual and group incentives, so my students want to be “Caught Being Good!” Click HERE to visit my former Kindergarten classroom at Avalon School on Catalina Island.
Parent involvement is the key to academic success, and open communication between the teacher and parent is of the utmost importance. I encourage parents to participate in my classroom and keep them informed through weekly written notices in both English and Spanish. Spanish as a second language has been a valuable asset for me, bridging the gap between school and home. Recently, the Bring-Me-A-Book Foundation recognized Avalon as a "socially-disadvantaged" community, with much-needed attention given to the high percentage of low-income immigrant families living here. Bring-Me-A-Book donated $7,500 in books, rolling bookcases, and parental training to our Kindergarten students. You can view the video of the ribbon-cutting ceremony here, which took place in my classroom.
As seen by my work experience over the past 21 years, I am particularly fond of teaching the Kindergarten and First Grade levels, and it has been so rewarding to see these young children begin to read and write in complete sentences! Due to my ability to speak, read, and write the Spanish language, my teaching experiences in these lower grade levels has extended to second language learners. This is an area of teaching, which I am very passionate about and enjoy very much.
I currently hold a Clear California Multiple Subject Credential with a Spanish Supplemental Authorization, CLAD, BCLAD, and a Master’s Degree in Education with a Master’s Thesis focus on ELL students, and 21 continuous years of teaching experience.
My complete resume, copies of my California Teaching Credentials, and supporting documentation are listed below. Thank you very much for considering me for an elementary teaching opportunity in your School District.
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