An Interview with Mrs. Davis

By: Katie Curry

All About Mrs.Davis

Where did you get your degree?
  • Mrs. Davis got a bachelors degree of science in interdisciplinary studies at University of North Texas and a masters degree of literacy curriculum and instruction from University of Texas at Arlington
What class do you teach?
  • Mrs. Davis teaches 3rd grade (all subjects)
What previous teaching experiences do you have?
  • She has only taught the 3rd grade.
How many years have you taught?
  • She has been teaching for 5 years

More about Mrs. Davis

What duties are associated with your job?

  • PLC- Meetings and commitments when teachers come together and discuss student performances and how to use data to drive instruction
  • PBIS-try to help students have a positive behavior while at school
Typical Day as a teacher?

  • 6:00-6:30 Teacher arrives
7:45 students arrive

7:45-9:25 Math instruction

9:25-10:25 conference period

10:25-11:45 Reading workshop and Social Studies

11:45-12:45 Lunch

12:45-2:45 writing workshop and science

2:45-3:00 Pack up

3:15 after school duty-car rides

3:15-4:00 grade papers, enter grades, answer emails and attend any meetings

How many hours worked a week?

  • 50 hours
Biggest Challenge?

  • Finding ways to accommodate each and every students needs because they all learn so differently but need to achieve the same curriculum. The state standards and testing doesn't match the students developmental ability so with so much to teach at a deep level it is difficult.
Biggest Reward?

  • Seeing students achieve something after working so hard for it.
How much self motivation is needed from 1-10

  • 9
Advice to someone who wants to pursue teaching?

  • Make sure it is something you are really passionate about, its not just about liking kids.
Favorite grade to teach?

  • Just 3rd!