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 10+ 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. We have a small heard of dairy goats that were our daughter's 4-H projects. We have four children - Forrest, Seth, Savannah, and Shay. Forrest is a literature/photography major at NKU who has aspirations of traveling the world to take pictures and tell stories about the people he meets along the way. Savannah is a Neuroscience and Psychology major at the University of Cincinnati. Seth has spent the last year traveling these great United States and enjoying the culture of the many places he has visited. Shay is working on a degree in the health care field in Dayton.
I LOVE TO PAINT!!!!!! I usually work with watercolors. :) See my "art gallery" below!
My hobby farm:
We have a small hobby farm near Batavia where we raise small crops, dairy goats and chickens. Savannah has been showing goats and chickens in 4-H since she was in the third grade, but now that she is in University we have retired the goats and they are now pets.