It’s been a long time!!!!

Sorry I have been MIA for the last year; however, I have been working diligently on my doctorate in Adminstration and Leadership for Teaching and Learning at Walden University. I have also been working on completing my Principal Certification…I have been just a little busy…ha.ha.

This year has been full of wonderful surprises like having a student nominate me for the Coast 93.1 Teacher of the Week. I was fortunate to have been chosen by the Coast station and our class received a visit from Eva! We also were given reusble Coast bags and water bottles!!! (Check out our picture above!) Not to mention, Ricetta’s donated pizzas for my students to enjoy. It was an awesome morning! I am including a link to my classroom Wiki page to see some of the things our class has been doing. 

Also, last Friday (May 6th, 2011)…I had the privilege of giving a testimony on behalf of LD 1422. I am a board member on the Maine Coalition for Excellence in Education and for the past two years our team has been working on a plan to help graduate more Maine students and prepare them for higher education and the work force. It was my first time being involved in a educational hearing. I found it interesting that I was one of the only classroom teachers in that room and three educational bills were being heard.  My wish is  that more educators would be included in policy making committees, as well as  have opportunities to leave the classroom to share their experiences and expertise.

Here is the link to my Wiki page:

http://congin.pbworks.com/w/page/30193606/Noyes-Class

Warmly,

Gloria