Campus Teacher of the Year 2016 - Courtney Post

Courtney Post
Valley Oaks Elementary
5th Grade, Mathematics

Education

Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development with Literacy emphasis, University of Texas at Austin, 2008

Teaching History
Valley Oaks Elementary, 2013-Present
Shadow Oaks Elementary, 2008-2013

Total Years in Education - 8 Years

In her own words . . .


“I don’t think my class looks or sounds like what math class has historically been. I use YouTube for warm-ups, where kids come up with questions. We fold paper into fractional pieces and then make artistic designs, we write and share stories about a family of fractions that move to a new neighborhood and must convert to decimals in order to fit in. We turn and talk, debate, and make webs with our new fancy math vocabulary. We embrace the mantra that math is flexible and math is creative. In my classroom, gone are the days where there is one way to attack a problem. I guess you could say I’m serious about finding ways to inspire my students to learn.”

In the words of others . . .

“Courtney is known for innovation, creativity, and keen knowledge of best practices that will ignite her students. Her technique incorporates strategies specifically designed to meet the needs of all learners whether they need auditory, visual, or kinesthetic approaches. The structure of her rapport with students, parents and colleagues invites participation and establishes an atmosphere of openness.” 

Marcia Looper, Valley Oaks Elementary Teacher

“Courtney Post has left an indelible impression on both of my girls. She took the time to study their previous and current grades, test scores, and personal learning habits. Knowing their strengths and weaknesses, she tailored her instruction to their needs.”
Marla Lineberry, Valley Oaks Elementary Parent

0 comments:

Spring Branch ISD