About Me

Hi!  My name is Kristin Tenney and I am a new teacher blogger!  I currently teach third grade in central Florida at a conversion charter school. 

This is my 12th year teaching.  I started my teaching profession in NY City (Corona, Queens to be exact and had a view of Shea Stadium from my fourth floor classroom) and was a model classroom meaning teacher candidates would model lessons in my classroom with my students before they were hired.  I was also on a team that created all of the reading and writing lessons for the entire first grade school year.  We didn't use basal readers up there.  I attended professional development classes at Columbia University (Teacher's College).  I also have what they call "letters in my file" for being a teacher mentor and helper to most of the teachers on my floor.

Next, I moved to Florida (my parents moved to The Villages) and have been my current school for the past 9 years.  I have been a teacher mentor, had student interns either do observation hours or their full 14 week internship in my classroom, member of the professional development team, grade level chair person, and served on other committees.  In 2010, I was named Teacher of the Year for the 2010-2011 school year.  I am fortunate to have my mom work with me.  She is the 5th Grade Teaching Assistant.  So, everyday we drive together and YES, she still makes my lunch!  

I graduated from Widener University with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education.  Can you believe I started my first semester there as a chemical engineer?  I spent the next few summers going to summer school to make up teaching classes I had missed during the first semester.  I never thought I would be one to change a major but I did and I wouldn't change it for the world.  I have a M.A. in Education that I received from Teacher Education University.

My husband and I live in Oxford literally two minutes from my parent's house.  He is in the operator pool to get his own Chick-fil-A.  This is a ten year dream and he has been in the CFA operator process for over a year.  

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