Developing as a Professional Educator

My long-term goal at the beginning of the year: 

"To use innovative practices to design learning experiences to meet all students needs in my classroom and see an improvement from beginning to end of year while assessing my students."


Areas of Strength:

- Engaged and Supported All Students in their Learning

  • connected subject matter to real life
  • promoted critical thinking, problem solving and reflection
  • adjusted teaching


- Assessed Students for Learning

  • used different types of assessments with intention
  • reviewed data individually and with colleagues to monitor learning
  • used technology to assess, analyze and communicate data


Opportunities for Continuous Improvement:

- Creating and Maintaining Effective Enviornments

  • continue to employ classroom procedures and routines for learning
  • continue to use instructional time to optimize learning


How have I surprised myself?

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laugh - my patience - laugh


A Future Professional Goal:

- To Achieve National Board Certification in Mathematics

  • complete 4 components including content knowledge, differentiation in instruction, teaching practice and learning environment and effective reflection as a practitioner 
  • this will help me continue my quest to be a lifelong learner
  • my goal is to complete National Board Certification within the next 5 years
  • I will know I have achieved my goal once I am National Board Certified and can help others in the process of achieving their certification 


How to Remain a Connected Educator?


  • learn and grow to become a better educator
  • communicate with both veteran and incoming teachers
  • collaborate with staff in all departments


What can you do personally and professionally, to sustain the energy it takes to be passionate about students, teaching, and learning? 

- Never Stop Teaching, Learning and Reflecting

  • in my personal life continue teaching because I love to
  • professionally continue to participate in professional development
  • write reflection journals about the best part of teaching and the accomplishments I make as a teacher


Quote about me:

"Persistence guaranties that results are inevitable"

Coach Mike Horton's Comments: "Lora's hard work and keep pushing forward attitude not only pays off for her but for her students as well."

Quote from me:

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires...