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Allison Gardiner

Gardiner, Allison                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Gardiner

Position: Spanish II Teacher
Email - agardiner1@dvhigh.net
 

EDUCATION:         
High School: Greely High School (Cumberland, Maine)
College: St. Lawrence University (Canton, New York) and 
University of Southern Maine (Portland, Maine)

                                                
Credentials: Bachelor of Arts (Modern Languages) and Master of Science (Education)

 

BACKGROUND: I began teaching in the Elementary grades and moved into the joint Teacher Education and Master’s program at the University of Southern Maine.  After earning two certifications – one in Elementary Education and another in Elementary and Secondary Spanish – I entered the high school realm.  I taught Spanish I, II, II Honors, and III during my 5 years at Windham High School in Windham, Maine.  After one of the snowiest winters on record, I moved to California!  I am now honored to be teaching Spanish at Dougherty Valley High School.

 

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY: If you are engaged – you will learn!  My approach to in-class instruction is to create a vibrant environment that engages the mind and reaches multiple learning styles.

 

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: 

Communication between educators, students and community is paramount.
Students learn best when they are engaged.
Education prepares students for the future.
Thorough preparation is the foundation of a successful classroom.
Reaching all learners requires a diversity of strategies.
Teachers use many techniques to improve their instructional practices.
Learning a foreign language opens eyes, bringing understanding of other cultures to the classroom.