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Maureen King

Academy Teacher

Education

I graduated from Florida State University in 1986 with a B.S. in Business Administration. After substituting at the local school districts for 7 years, I returned to school and received my multiple subject teaching credential from Cal State-Fullerton in 2011. My experience includes teaching 5th grade and transitional kindergarten/kindergarten.

As an educator, I believe that each child brings something unique to the classroom and the world. My classroom provides a safe, nurturing environment allowing students to find answers to their questions, share ideas and learn they are part of a bigger community. I enjoy teaching and believe that with my varied life experiences I have much to offer the students at Palm Academy.

My role as a teacher is to guide students in their search for knowledge. My classroom shows respect for its members and their ideas. Fostering student dialogue through class meetings enables students to have a voice in what they are learning. Student-centered learning activities increase motivation, engagement and the desire to learn. Fair and consistent classroom management tells students what is expected of them.

I endeavor to build a partnership with families and recognize them as contributing members of the educational team. It is my responsibility as a teacher to be the best advocate I can be for the educational success of my students. Each day my actions show respect, dignity, and consideration for my students and my fellow colleagues.

Favorite Hobbies

During my leisure time, I enjoy swimming, reading, sewing and line dancing and cheering for my favorite basketball team, The Boston Celtics.

Favorite Books

The Glass House
The Wizard of Oz

Favorite Subject

English

Fun Facts

I was born and raised in Long Island, New York. I have also lived in New Hampshire, Mississippi, Georgia, and the Republic of Panama before making the Coachella Valley my home for the past 25 years. I am blessed with a supportive husband and two wonderful sons.

When did you start working with Springs Charter Schools?

2015

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