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The saying, “you never know where life takes you!” is a reflection of Lisa’s teaching career. Her teaching experience spans from Kindergarten to Middle School. In addition to teaching, Lisa’s out-of-the-box thinking and love for math guided her toward becoming an author. To date, she has written and published 18 children’s math books and looks forward to writing more. Currently, Lisa teaches 4th and 5th grade science and math.

Categories: Behavior Management, Classroom Community, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Space, Managing Classroom Procedures (2C), Managing Student Behavior (2D), Model Classroom, Elementary, Organizing Physical Space (2E), Procedures & Routines, Service Learning, Technology
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Categories: BYOD, Classroom Community, Cooperative Learning, Creating an Environment of Respect & Rapport (2A), Demonstrating Knowledge of Students (1B), Designing Coherent Instruction (1E), Designing Student Assessments (1F), Establishing a Culture for Learning (2B), Reflecting on Teaching (4A), Using Questioning & Discussion Techniques (3B)
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Ms. Cook certified in 1999 and renewed through 2019. She has taught since 1991 and has been nominated for Teacher of the Year three times. In addition to her Elementary certification, she is also certified to teach Specific Learning Disabilities, K-12, and ESOL. Over the years, she has taught many classes for National Board candidates, mentored many candidates, and continues to support the goals of National Board. Ms. Cook is the Secretary/Treasurer for the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association and is the Chair for the Hillsborough NBCT Council Network.

Categories: Character, Classroom Community, Classroom Environment, Creating an Environment of Respect & Rapport (2A), Demonstrating Knowledge of Students (1B), Managing Student Behavior (2D), Mentoring NBCT Candidates, Reflecting on Teaching (4A)
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Tina Cook is a graduate of Saint Leo University. She began her teaching career in Inverness, Florida at Inverness Primary. She then moved to Hillsborough County and has taught at Mintz Elementary, Symmes Elementary and is currently a Science Resource Teacher at Burney Elementary in Plant City. She has been a Title Reading Teacher, and has taught every grade level except Kindergarten. She fell in love with teaching science in the classroom. Based on her love for science, she decided to challenge herself professionally and become a Science Resource Teacher. She now teaches, plans and models and coaches in science all day. The philosophy “You can’t reach a child’s mind until you have reached their heart” still continues to push her to teach every day and give her best.

Categories: Bulletin Boards, Character, Classroom Community, Classroom Management, Elementary Science, Managing Classroom Procedures (2C), Mentoring Students, Procedures & Routines
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Pamela Czekaj graduated from Michigan State University. She has been teaching in the Hillsborough County School District for 9 years. She is currently teaching at Kenly Elementary School as the Academic Intervention Specialist. Her previous teaching experiences were in First Grade at Cleveland Elementary School (1 yr) and Foster Elementary School (7 yrs). Her professional accomplishments include: 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year nomination, 2011 National Board Certification, and 2014-2015 Ida S. Baker nomination.

Categories: Bulletin Boards, Classroom Community, Classroom Environment, Classroom Space, Creating an Environment of Respect & Rapport (2A), Demonstrating Flexibility & Responsiveness (3E), Engaging Students in Learning (3C), Establishing a Culture for Learning (2B), Managing Classroom Procedures (2C), Mentoring Teachers, Procedures & Routines, Professional Learning Communities (PLC), Reflecting on Teaching (4A), Using Assessment in Instruction (3D)
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Krista Fielder is currently the Reading Resource Teacher at Webb Middle School. She is National Board Certified Middle Childhood Generalist November 2002-2022. She has taught 2nd-8th grades in all subjects since 1993 in Hillsborough County. She earned her Master’s Degree from USF in Adult Education in 2003. She represented HCPS as a presenter at the NSDC conference in Washington, D.C. for NBPTS on Urban Systemic Change. Ms. Fielder was elected Teacher of the Year at Webb Middle School for the 2012-13 school year.

Categories: 1:1 Computers, Behavior Management, Character, Classroom Community, Communications, Cooperative Learning, Demonstrating Knowledge of Students (1B), Model Classroom, Middle
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Categories: Classroom Community, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Communicating with Students (3A), Community Building, Cooperative Learning, Creating an Environment of Respect & Rapport (2A), Demonstrating Flexibility & Responsiveness (3E), Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources & Technology (1D), Designing Coherent Instruction (1E), Designing Student Assessments (1F), Engaging Students in Learning (3C), Establishing a Culture for Learning (2B), Framework for Teaching, Master Trainer, Mentoring NBCT Candidates, Mentoring Students, Mission & Vision, Online Learning, Organizing Physical Space (2E), Professional Learning Communities (PLC), Project Innovate, Reflecting on Teaching (4A), School Branding, Setting Instructional Outcomes (1C), Storytelling, Student Leadership, Using Assessment in Instruction (3D), Using Questioning & Discussion Techniques (3B)
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Categories: Behavior Management, Classroom Community, Classroom Management, Cooperative Learning, Master Trainer, Mentoring NBCT Candidates, Mentoring Students, Mentoring Teachers, RTI Intervention Strategies
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Mr. Perkins has taught in the district since 1989. He taught in private schools for 4 years before coming into Hillsborough County Public Schools. His teaching experience has been in Title 1 and Renaissance schools. Mr. Perkins received NBCT certification in 2003 and renewed in 2012. He has given numerous hours to mentoring other teachers and facilitating trainings and workshops to support other teachers.

Categories: Bulletin Boards, Classroom Community, Classroom Environment, Classroom Management, Classroom Space, Managing Classroom Procedures (2C), Model Classroom, Elementary
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Categories: Character, Classroom Community, Classroom Environment, Classroom Management, Classroom Space, Communicating with Students (3A), Complex Reading in the Content Area, Cooperative Learning, Creating an Environment of Respect & Rapport (2A), Demonstrating Flexibility & Responsiveness (3E), Demonstrating Knowledge of Students (1B), Establishing a Culture for Learning (2B), Using Questioning & Discussion Techniques (3B)
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Categories: Behavior Management, Character, Classroom Community, Classroom Environment, Communicating with Students (3A), Cooperative Learning, Creating an Environment of Respect & Rapport (2A), Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources & Technology (1D), Demonstrating Knowledge of Students (1B), Designing Coherent Instruction (1E), Engaging Students in Learning (3C), Framework for Teaching, Managing Student Behavior (2D), Mentoring NBCT Candidates, Mentoring Students, Mentoring Teachers, Model Classroom, Elementary, Using Questioning & Discussion Techniques (3B)
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Angela became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2002 and recertified again in 2012. In her 18 years of teaching, she has taught numerous grades including 5th grade for the last 10 years.She has been awarded Teacher of the Year twice in her career; in 2003 at Dickenson Elementary and again in 2010 at Carrollwood Elementary. She was the Reading Contact Teacher at Carrollwood for 4 years and has been a active member of the Student Adivsory Counsel. In addition, for the past 8 years she has been the Beta Club Sponsor at her school.

Categories: Behavior Management, Classroom Community, Classroom Environment, Classroom Management, Communicating with Students (3A), Communications, Community Building, Demonstrating Flexibility & Responsiveness (3E), Engaging Students in Learning (3C), Procedures & Routines, Reflecting on Teaching (4A), Student Leadership
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