ABOUT ME

Name:Rebecca A.I. Harris (parents may call me Becky and students may call me Ms. Harris)
Becky holding Nolan

Becky and Nephew Nolan

Date of Birth: July 2nd, 1986
Hometown: Owego, NY
Currently Residing: Indialantic, FL
Current Employment:
6th Grade Public School Classroom Teacher
NY Certified Substitute Teacher
Florida Certified Early Childhood Teacher
Head Junior Varsity Softball Coach – Owego Free Academy (HS)
Education: Highschool:  Owego Free Academy Class of ’04

BS in Early Childhood Education (birth-2nd) – State University of New York @ Cortland
Masters in Early Childhood Education with a Specialization in Reading and Literacy (birth-6th) - Walden University.
Masters in Early Childhood Education with a Specialization in Special Education (k-12).
Professional Certification K-6 EC
Certified in Exceptional Student Education (ESE/k-12).
ESOL K-12 Certification
Experience and Career Highlights:
Mission Trip/Pre-Season Trip: In the Fall of 2006 I had the privilege of traveling to the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, for a pre-season trip for Volleyball with my team from Roberts Weslyan college in Rochester.  Not only were we able to play against the Dominican Volleyball (professional and junior) teams, but we also went to orphanages and other low income areas to just help out for the week.  I learned a lot about myself and how different the world is when I chose to travel outside of my hometown bubble.  I recommend this, or traveling, to everyone!  It was one of the best experiences of my life!
Student Teaching: Nathan T. Hall, Newark Valley, NY- Kindergarten

Port Dickinson Elementary, Chenango Valley, NY- 1st grade.
Tutor: I have been tutoring a 6th grade student since last November (2010) in all subject areas.  Originally meeting once a week, the student has shown marked improvement in all areas and now requires assistance only once every two weeks or as needed.  *2013 Update*- She is now moving onto 9th grade as an honor roll student.  This student is a prime example of how young students do not understand or know their potential until they are challenged of their abilities.
More About Me:
Favorite Foods: I am on a low carbohydrate diet, but I love pizza!
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Shows: “The Office”, “Parks and Recreation”, “Community”, “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?”
Favorite Books: A Walk to Remember, by Nicholas Sparks and Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain.
Favorite Subject: Math/Reading/Literacy

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