Mrs. Shouse is a member of the kindergarten team who loves reading children’s literature. She enjoys working with the passionate adults at Graland, where everyone is dedicated to creating a dynamic learning environment for students.
Impacting Students I like to teach Malk Talk lessons to help kindergartners become more flexible with using numbers and seeing relationships between them. Hearing kids become excited about numbers is so rewarding.
Lifelong Learner Comprehensive Orton Gillingham training was very powerful and gave me a lot of insight about why to explicitly teach phonic rules and how to do it. Kindergartners need daily phonics instruction to become proficient readers.
Feels Rewarded When ... Years later I hear from parents or students about what they remember and what impact my teaching has had. That is such a gift.
Professional Passion Books, books, books. I love reading children's literature as well as reading professional books for my own growth.
Other than Graland, I Support ... Many different Civil Rights groups , Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alzheimer’s Association
Life Goal Visit Thailand
Fun Fact I never graduated high school -- I took the GED instead.
Joined Graland in... 2006
Also Known As ... Diversity Cohort Member, SEED Member (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity)
Hometown Denver, Colorado
Education BA, University of Denver MA, University of Colorado
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.