Mrs. Moss has been a first grade teacher for 19 years. She has taught at Hope-Hill Elementary for 4 years. She graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education on 1999. She then graduated with a Master’s in the Art of Education from Marygrove College in 2005. She currently has 24 students in her classroom. She has created and maintained loving, supportive relationship with her students and parents. Mrs. Moss favorite piece of children’s literature is Sam and the Tigers by Jerry Pinkney. The students look forward to getting weekly calls from their tutors. She loved that students were able to meet their tutors face-to-face. Her favorite part of the day in when students read their books during guided reading. It allows her to have more time with students one-on-one. Mrs. Moss believes that building and maintaining a strong relationship between home and school is crucial for students to succeed.
What Mrs. Moss likes about TutorMate: Not every child has someone at home to read with them and guide them through literacy. TutorMate provides a great opportunity for students who do not have strong, consistent support at home. Each week, students look forward to “showing off” their reading skills and connecting with someone who is able to give them a whole 30 minutes of individual attention. Because of this, TutorMate students soar in reading!
WHAT MAKES THIS CLASSROOM SUCCESSFUL
It takes several steps for a teacher to ensure students have productive tutoring sessions with their tutors. This teacher has shown exceptional achievement in the following areas:
Scheduling: Creates a classroom schedule careful to block out periods for breakfast, prep, and early dismissal. They make changes to their schedule when needed to alert tutors so the tutors know when not to call.
Student Greeter info: The greeter was well trained by the teacher. .
Classroom management: Mrs. Moss works with the students to bring out the best in them and they know to work with softer voices when another student is tutoring. It is not difficult for her to keep them focused on their work.
Teacher-Tutor Messaging: The teacher takes attendance each day on the site. As soon as she takes her school attendance, she takes the TutorMate attendance so tutors are always informed. She also answers all messages and realizes that keeping good relationships with the tutors provides positive results for her students as tutors feel appreciated and stay in communication with her and more importantly their student all year.
Frequency of Reading Stage Updates: Mrs. Moss updates the reading stages when asked to and also on her own after every literacy progress test they take along with using their small group reading as a measure.
Reading Stage Growth: Mrs. Moss' students on average have moved 6 levels. All started at b or c level and almost all are at G or H or I level. They are all ready for second grade.Several are reading in the middle of second grade.
Teacher Responsiveness: Mrs. Moss' takes attendance every morning, responds to tutor messages and reaches out when there are tech issues.
Did you know that Mrs. Moss teaches at an outstanding school? Click here to learn about Hope Hill Elementary!