Let Me Introduce Myself . . . .
I began teaching at Eden Gardens as a Kindergarten teacher for the 2001-2002 school year. I currently remain in that position. I received my supervision of student teacher certification in 2006, allowing me to supervise college education majors in their final preparation for their education degree. This also allows me to have an extra set of hands working with our students, a benefit for all involved. Let me share with you my timeline of educational pursuits. I graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston in 1980 with an Education degree with Special Education endorsements in Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation and Crippled Children.My first teaching job was at Caddo Exceptional in Caddo Parish at the sight of Shriner’s Children’s Hospital as a teacher of hospitalized children 8 to 12 years of age. With a move to Paris, Texas in 1982, I taught in Lamar County at Aaron Parker Elementary School in their Learning Resource classroom for three years. During that time I received the Elementary Special Education Teacher of the Year for North Lamar I.S.D. I completed my Masters of Education at ETSU in Commerce, Texas, now known as Texas A&M of Commerce. I then taught first grade for two years before moving to Dallas, Texas. While living in the area, I taught computer resource at Lee Elementary in Coppel, Texas. I worked until the birth of our first daughter in spring of 1987. After the birth of my second daughter, I returned to full-time employment in the school year 1995-1996 at Jack Hayes Elementary in Monroe, La. as a Self-contained special education teacher. In 1996, I began teaching at Jesus Good Shepherd Elementary school while earning my Early Childhood Endorsement. I completed my tenure at Jesus Good Shepherd as one of their Kindergarten teachers, then moved to Shreveport in the summer of 2001 to begin a new phase of employment with Caddo Parish.I have been honored as the Teacher of the year at Eden Gardens in 2007 and also recognized as LSUS Cooperating Teacher of the Year in 2007. I hope to continue adding additional certification as I learn the most relevant techniques for teaching children of the 21st century. Mission For Mrs. Gilbert’s Busy Bee Class All children have a fundamental need and right to be loved and respected. Our Busy Bees will explore all aspects of their personalities and develop their learning tools through science, social studies, math and language. We will learn that respecting others will help fix any conflict and that busy hands mean busy minds. Come share the learning with us!