This is Ms. Casady's and Mrs. Smith's third year job sharing 3rd & 4th grade at Barnette. They are both home grown Alaskans and proud graduates of UAF. Ms. Smith will teach Monday, Tuesday & every other Friday. Mrs. Casady will teach Wednesday, Thursday, & every other Friday.
Ms. Casady has taught in Alaska for 14 years, 12 of which, have been at Barnette Magnet School. She has her National Board Certification in Language Arts, a Masters in Reading Development, and is a BP Teacher of Excellence. Her high expectations, positive enthusiasm, and love of learning, create a fun, engaging environment for students.
Mrs. Smith has taught in Fairbanks for 6 years, 3 of which were at Barnette with Ms. Casady. She specializes in creating learning environments rich with student choice, where students get time to meet with the teacher individually and in small groups. Her calm, caring demeanor help students feel comfortable and safe, so they can focus on learning. In order to keep a cohesive, well-structured classroom, Mrs. Smith and Ms. Casady communicate daily on students' academic and social progress. They also meet weekly to discuss curriculum, units of study, and grading. Both will be present for all teacher inservice training and student led conferences.
Job sharing has MANY benefits for students:
Your child has two professional, caring adults in their life
Halfway through the week the other teacher comes in revitalized!
Job sharing teachers tend to be happier, more relaxed, and patient with students
Having 2 teachers is very similar to having 2 parents. Both teachers have their own unique style but their expectations are alike.
Students witness cooperation and teamwork between adults