HomeTeacher CandidatesFall 2013Donna West | Texas Tech University


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Texas Tech University

Level: Student Teacher

Certification Area:  EC-6 Generalist/ESL


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My students know I want them to learn, I respect them, and I am there for them. I also believe in managing student behavior and checking for understanding though frequent circulating to see how students are preforming, all of which were incorporated within my lessons. -- Donna West

First and foremost, Donna demonstrates content knowledge, knowledge of students, and is able to “unpack” both the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for 4th grade and 1st grade reading where she is student teaching. She also uses the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) to meet the needs of the large number of English language learners in her classroom. -- University Faculty

The students know that Donna cares deeply for each of them and wants them to be successful in life. She looks for strengths and weaknesses that she can highlight or re-teach. Donna has used school data to find exactly what 4th graders need to know and she has a clear vision of what we are striving for. -- Cooperating Teacher