About Ms. Gorham

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(Photo: Teaching at Glen Elm Elementary School).

Ms. Gorham

I am a Student Support Teacher in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. I received my Bachelor of Education degree and Certificate of Extended Studies in Inclusive Education from the University of Regina. My long term goal is to become an Educational Psychologist and I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Educational Psychology Program at the University of Regina. In my spare time, I coach elementary girl’s basketball, sit on the Moose Jaw Special Olympics Community Executive, and coach Special Olympics Active Start and Fundamentals programs. I have had the opportunity to volunteer with Campus for All, work as an Autism Interventionist, and work as a Senior Counselor at Camp Easter Seal, Saskatchewan. Through these endeavors I continue to learn about those with varying abilities, differentiated instruction, and inclusive environments. My professional interests include working with students of all abilities, teaching early literacy, and equipping learners with self-regulation and emotional intelligence. My hobbies include reading, going to plays with my drama teaching husband, playing with my cat, and testing my limits at spin class.

I would like to thank everyone who has been part of my lifelong journey to becoming and being an educator. “A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops” – Henry Adams. I am thankful for those in my life, especially my family, who support and believe in me to fulfill the important role we call teaching!

Please feel free to leave comments; I look forward to connecting with you!

Recent Posts

Reading and Writing Strategies

Improving writing instruction is one of my professional growth goals this year. As a school, we are working to have 65% of our students writing at or above grade level and 90% of our students reading at or above grade level by June 2020. This summer I took some time to read 6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for the Primary Grades by Ruth Culham, Using Picture Books to Teach Writing with the Traits by Ruth Culham and Raymond Coutu, Reading Power by Adrienne Gear, The Reading Strategies Book and The Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo. I would highly recommend all of these books for primary teachers and beyond. I was able to select strategies for literacy instruction that aligned with our Saskatchewan Reads document and Gr. 1/2 Curriculum and our Ways to Take Action decoding strategies that our primary team uses. Please view the attached document for some of the strategies that my primary literacy cluster (co-teaching group of 2 classroom teachers, 2 SSTs, and our principal) will be utilizing:

Writing strategy for independent writing stamina

Reading is succeeding! Happy teaching!

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