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Martha Spencer

Roanoke, Virginia USA

Personal Background:

Mrs. Spencer has taught for over 18 years and loves helping students find their purpose and develop their talents. She believes students should learn to think, write and speak well.  Mrs. Spencer teaches violin through individual, private lessons. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Spencer participates in her local church as part of the orchestra and as a group leader in women’s Bible study. She and her husband also work with college age and single adults. When not at school or church, Mrs. Spencer enjoys cooking, homemaking  and spending time with her husband, Kevin, and two teenaged sons.

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Education:

The University of Virginia, M.Ed., Elementary Education with a concentration in reading instruction and gifted education, 1990

The College of William and Mary, B.S., Elementary Education, 1988

Experience:

Parkway Christian Academy, 2009-present, Resource Teacher for Gifted Students; Director of the M25 (Gifted) Program

Dreyer Academy LLC, 2016-present, Online Writing and Vocabulary Teacher

Roanoke City Public Schools, 2007-2009, Resource Teacher for Gifted Students; 1993-1999, Teacher in PLATO Program for Gifted Students

Hanover County Public Schools, 1988-1989, Second Grade Teacher; 1990-1993, Resource Teacher for Gifted Students

Licensure, Recognitions, and Organizations:

Virginia State License, NK-4 and Gifted Education

ACSI Certified

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honor society for women educators, 1997-present, member; 2014-2016, co-president

Teachers of Promise, Co-Mentor, 2016

Delta Kappa Gamma Stipend Recipient for Book Baggies: A Classroom Differentiation Tool, 2011

Virginia Association for the Gifted Grant Recipient for CSI:A Cooking Science Investigation, 2010

Sallie Mae First Year Teacher Award Recipient for Hanover County, VA, 1989