My name is Bernice Pehl and I am the Title One Teacher for Winsted Elementary. You may be wondering what a Title One teacher is and what her responsibilities are. I will tell you.
Title One is a federally funded program developed by the government to help children who are not at grade level in Reading and/or Mathematics. The program is funded based on the number of free and reduced lunch applications each district receives per year. Here in our district that money is used to provide high quality teachers and paraprofessionals at the elementary level. Each year the students are screened from kindergarten through fourth grade in reading and math. Once all the data is collected we see which students would benefit the most for this year and offer our services to them. The students then receive an extra lesson in reading and/or math during the day. We closely monitor their progress and modify the lessons as necessary to help our students bridge the gap.
Now you might like to know a little about me. I have lived with my family in the Howard Lake area for a little over twenty years. I have been married twenty eight years to my husband Joe. We have four children; Josh, Jacob, Gwen, and Andrew. Josh and Jacob are done with college and married and living on their own. Gwen is a tench grader and Andrew is in eighth grade. We are very active parents attending our children's activities and visiting family when there is time. My husband and I are leaders of our local cub scout pack in Howard Lake-Waverly. We love to garden, sit around campfires, and find new interesting places to visit and learn about.
My teaching experience includes ten years in the parochial school setting teaching students from grades one through four along with ten years teaching the Title One program here at HLWW.
I just finished my Master's program in the area of Differentiated Instruction. Since I have been a Title One teacher in this district for the last nine years, I have seen there is so much more to learn to reach every child. That is why I chose Differentiated Instruction. I want to know how to reach every child and teach to them the way they learn.
If you look at my other pages, you can find my schedule for the day along with some links or articles that you might find helpful as together we teach your child to be ready to be the next generation of leaders of this country.