More about Mrs. Walden:
Before becoming a teacher, I enjoyed 15 years as a radio broadcaster for many local stations including Q102 and Mix 94.1. I earned my BS from the University of Cincinnati in Early Childhood Education, my 4th/5th grade generalist endorsement from Mount St. Joseph, and my MS in education from Walden University. I also earned an Education Specialist (Ed.S) in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment with Walden University. I have been teaching for about 9 years and can't imagine ever doing anything else! My favorite subject to teach is reading. For me, there is nothing better than a good book!
Belize Professional Development Trip:
During the summer of 2018, I was chosen as a Fellow for LRTT: Limited Resources Teacher Training to join approximately 25 other educators from around the world to provide professional development in Belmopan, Belize. Belize is a developing country with an exquisitely diverse culture. During the week we would observe teachers, coach and mentor, develop training and implement workshops with resources that are in-country sustainable. This was an amazing opportunity! Topics covered were growth mindset, Bloom's Taxonomy, Literacy strategies, and Assessment.
I live on a small hobby farm with my husband, Mike and our two children Forrest and Savannah. I also have two step-children who live in Dayton with their mother. Seth just finished school for Welding, and Shay has just graduated from high school and plans to become a nurse. Savannah is now a junior at UC and is majoring in psychology, and Forrest is in his senior year at NKU where he is an English/Literature major.
My hobby farm:
We have a small hobby farm near Batavia where we raise small crops, dairy goats and chickens. We also have a mini donkey named Hagrid. (Can you guess who we named him after?) Savannah has been showing goats and chickens in 4-H since she was in the third grade, but this will be her last summer. After this year, we probably won't breed the goats anymore and just keep them as pets!