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2010-11 Teacher of the Month
PGCPS Teacher of the Month: Templeton ES Teacher Anne Dewey
Anne Dewey
Background: Anne Dewey is from a small rural town in Clyde, Ohio. Currently, she is entering her fourth year at Templeton Elementary and is currently a 3rd grade math teacher at the school. She received her BA in Elementary Education in 2005 from Bethany College, a small liberal arts college in Bethany, West Virginia. During her college years, Anne spent three months abroad student teaching in a primary school in Dandenong, Australia. She will begin working towards her Masters Degree in Administration this coming January. Her goal is to become a data coach, or a math specialist in a Title 1 school.

Accomplishments: Anne was honored as the Employee of the Month in May 2010 at Templeton. At the school, she served as the Talent Show Coordinator, Public Relations (fundraising) Chair, Sunshine Committee Chair, Co-Testing Coordinator Chair, and SPMT Chair.  In addition she has served on the Math, Technology and Science Committees, and PBIS (Positive Behavior Incentives and Supports) Committee.

Principal's Message: Anne Dewey is one of our most dedicated Templeton practitioners. She is one of our most positive and energetic team members. Her contributions to the Sunshine Committee help to sustain a positive school culture year round. Ms. Dewey takes pride in her craft and makes thoughtful and accurate assessments of lesson delivery on a daily basis. Her relationships with students and parents are characterized by mutual support and cooperation. The Templeton School Family is proud to have Anne Dewey on Team TES!

Why I love teaching: My love for children is my number one reason for teaching.  I am passionate about what I do in and out of the classroom.  I love to watch as children master new concepts, and gain insight and reasoning as to why something is the way it is.  I strive to be the teacher that can be creative and exciting with my lessons, so that my students will be in their 20's, 30's, 40's....and remember a song they learned, or an activity they did to help them in their learning.  I believe that learning happens through exploration, and if you walked in my classroom, you would see active learning in action through the use of hands on manipulative's, engaging conversations, and cognitive deep thinking.  I find it rewarding to know that I can make a difference in the lives of children and have an impact on them in and out of school, and for years to come.