Candidates

Margaret E. Crandall

Master of Arts in Teaching

Margaret E. Crandall

Authorizations

Elementary Education, Middle School Education

Endorsements

ESOL, Integrated Science, Multiple Subjects, Social Studies

Teaching Strengths

  • Passionate about teaching and learning
  • Builds relationships with students, and maintains a positive and safe classroom environment in which students feel welcome to participate in learning
  • Works cooperatively with colleagues to help each student achieve
  • Uses multiple instructional techniques to provide different avenues by which students can understand and relate to content
  • Incorporates technology to enhance learning

Education

  • Ohio University, Scripps School of Journalism, 2000 (journalism)
  • Graduated cum laude (Inducted into Golden Key National Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society and Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society)
  • Willamette University, MAT

Teacher Research Topic

I researched how to effectively integrate available technology into my middle-school science class lessons. How can teachers overcome obstacles to integrating technology into lessons? How can teachers improve student engagement and subject comprehension through application of technology in the classroom? What resources are available for gaining technology resources in science classrooms? This research project expanded my knowledge about technology resources, which increasingly are being used in the classroom, as well as improved my understanding about technology use in the classroom and provided practical experience to build my technology skills. It is my intention that my efforts will improve student engagement and subject comprehension.

Experience

Student Teaching

  • North Albany Middle School, North Albany, Oregon; eighth-grade science

Practicum Teaching

  • Falls City Elementary School, Falls City, Oregon; third- and fourth-grade

Other Classroom / Teaching Experience:

  • Workshop presenter: presented “All About Seeds” through Marion County Master Gardeners, OSU Extension Service, at several Salem-Keizer elementary schools, kindergarten through second-grade classrooms

Supervisors

Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Joren Larson, North Albany Middle School, North Albany, Oregon

Practicum Supervisor

  • Jocelyne Labrie, Falls City Elementary School, Falls City, Oregon

University Supervisor