Candidates

Anna Rodgers

Master of Arts in Teaching

Anna Rodgers

Authorizations

Elementary Education, Middle School Education

Endorsements

ESOL, Multiple Subjects, Social Studies

Endorsements (pending)

Language Arts

Curriculum Vitae | My Website

Teaching Strengths

  • Student-centered teaching methods
  • Planning and organization
  • Integration of literacy across the curriculum
  • Diverse teaching strategies for English language learners
  • Multicultural education
  • Building positive student-teacher relations
  • Patience and flexibility

Education

  • Lewis and Clark College, BA 2008 (history and foreign languages [Russian and Spanish])
  • summa cum laude - Lewis and Clark College
  • Willamette University, MAT

Teacher Research Topic

During my teacher inquiry project I sought to answer the question, "How can I make student-generated questions a central part of my pedagogy?" I wanted to encourage my students to ask higher-level thinking questions and then try to find the answers for themselves. My hope is that when students ask questions they will be more engaged in class and develop their critical thinking skills.

Experience

Student Teaching

  • 5th grade, Robert Frost Elementary School, Silverton, Oregon

Practicum Teaching

  • 7th grade Social Studies, North Albany Middle School, Albany, Oregon

Other Experience

  • Peace Corps volunteer, English teacher, Saumalkol Kazakh Secondary School, Saumalkol, Kazakhstan
  • Instructional assistant, Stephens Middle School, Salem, Oregon
  • English teacher, All Saints School, Cairo, Egypt; and St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • English tutor, Russian Oregon Social Services, Portland, Oregon; and Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon
  • Conversational Russian teacher, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
  • Ranger aide, Oregon State Parks, Multnomah County, Oregon

Supervisors

Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Audrey Delgado, Robert Frost Elementary School, Silverton, Oregon

Practicum Supervisor

  • Kip Maness, North Albany Middle School, Albany, Oregon

University Supervisor