Degrees and Certifications:
BS Speech Pathology MA Ed. ESL Endorsement
Welcome to First Grade! This is going to be a fantastic year for you and your young learner.
I hold a Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University and Master of Arts from the University of Michigan in Language Arts with an ESL Endorsement. I began my teaching career in 2010 at Riverside Elementary in Battle Creek. At Riverside I taught third grade for three years and pursued my love of teaching mathematics and curriculum desgin and served as an Instructional Team Leader. This will be my fourth year teaching at Lawton. I have taught both 4th grade and 1st grade as a Leopard. I have continued to pursue my love of curriuculum design and currently work with our district literacy team. During the summer I am a lead teacher and mentor teacher at the SESLA: Summer English as a Second Language Academy which takes place at Scarlett Middle School grades 4-8. Click here to read about some of our work: University of Michigan Partnership and the Summer 2017 work.
Mrs. Gibson’s Educational Philosophy:
“I believe that each child has the potential to bring something unique to the world. I will help students reach their full potential by believing in them as capable individuals-we will find the genius in everyone. Through conversations and hands on learning, students will have the opportunities to learn, respect and embrace each other's differences and experiences. My role is to give students the tools with which to cultivate their own gardens of knowledge making learning targets relevant to real-life.”