Teacher Leadership Profile Becky Thorson

Becky Thorson has been hired the K-8 Math Curriculum Facilitator. She has extensive experience in the classroom, as well as supporting teachers as a Math Instructional Coach and Math Specialist.  Her role will include:

  • Work collaboratively with  K-8 teachers to develop curricular materials and assessments that support instruction aligned with the Iowa Common Core Standards for Mathematics
  • Develop and deliver professional development that aligns content and instruction with the school improvement processes and the work of the professional learning communities
  • Manage, compile, and provide analysis tools for district math assessment data in grades K-8
  • Plan professional development related to content and the Characteristics of Effective Instruction for a variety of audiences and purposes
  • Support elementary and secondary Instructional Design Strategists with tools to support the work of the School Improvement Plans and best practices related to the Iowa Common Core Standards for Mathematics
  • Support and encourage the use of technology embedded in instruction