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Renee Bearden's Profile

Name:

Renee Bearden

Science Specialist

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Contact Info:

Email:

renee.bearden@scscoop.org

Work Phone:

870-836-1632

About Me

Educational History:

In 1983, I graduated high school from the Magnolia School Distrist located in Magnolia, Arkansas.  In 2004, I graduated with a degree in Education, Middle School (4-8) Math/Science,  from Southern Arkansas University (SAU) located in Magnolia as well.  In 2007, I graduated from SAU with my masters in Education, School Counseling.  

Professional Development:

Some of the Professional Development that I have attended include:

3D Teaching and Learning training through the ADE for 3 years with Brett Moulding and Nicole Paulson two of the authors of the book A Vision and Plan for Science Teaching and Learning by Brett D. Moulding, Rodger W. Bybee, and Nicole Paulson (2015-2018)

NSTA Conferene in New Orleans (2017)

Student Centered Coaching by Karen Taylor (2017-2018)

Essentials for Behavior by Sonia Hartsfield (2017-2018)

ADI (Argument Driven Inquiry) at UAM (2018)

Adult Learning by Amanda Linn using the book Facilitating with Ease! by Ingrid Bens (2017)  

Current Position:

I started teaching after my children were in school.  I taugh at Magnolia Kindergarten as an instructional aide (ELLA Lab/PE) for 3 years while getting my degree in education.  After, I graduated in December, I started the Master’s program and begin teaching at the begining of the next school year.  I worked for Parkers Chapel School Distrist as a middle school science teacher for 11 wonderful years!  I decide to use my masters and apply for the position at the Co op as a science specialist and have been here since 2015 and have enjoyed ever minute of it.  

Previous Position:

I did not know that I wanted to be a teacher and had not made any plans to become one until I was asked to sub. for the PE teacher at the Kindergarten where I lived.  I was staying at home with my youngest child at the time, so I was able to do this long time Sub. position.  While I was subing, as the PE teacher, I fell in love with the education system and wanted to be fulltime.  I was hired fulltime and worked in the ELLA Lab, while going to school to be a teacher. During my training I was asked if I wanted to get my science ed. at the same time as I was getting my math ed. without adding extra years to my degree, I accepted and have never taught math at all just science and that has made all the difference.  God was working in my life and I landed exactly where I needed to be! 

Personal Information:

When I’m not teaching/studying, I love to play with my 5 (and counting...lol) grandchildren (3 girls 7,3,20 months and two boys 6 months and 1 ).  I also love to  workout, camp, water ski, snow ski, ride bikes, participant in mud races such as Warrior Dash and Conquer the Gaunlet...I love just about anything outdoors!

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