Leah Conaway-Washington, EdSInstructor

Started with TeacherReady:
September 1, 2014

Ed.S Degree: Educational Specialist: Elementary Education, University of South Alabama, 2006
M.S., Curriculum & Instruction/Middle School Grades 4-8 Generalist, Louisiana State University, 2001
B.S., Elementary Education, Alabama State University, 1999

Bio and Teacher Training:
I am originally from the Daphne, Alabama Gulf coast.  My husband and I are proud parents of two little boys, a 10 year old and an 8 year old. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Alabama State University, Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Louisiana State University, and my Educational Specialist Degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Alabama. While at Louisiana State University, I received a Generalist Degree for Middle School grades 4-8 in Reading. I am currently a 4th grade teacher at Fairhope Intermediate School. I have been an instructor with the TeacherReady Online Teacher Certification Program since September 2014.

During my time as a teacher, I have served on the following committees: Digital Renaissance Leadership Academy for Baldwin County, Member of Internal Communications Editorial Board for Baldwin County and a Partners in Education Coordinator Representative for Baldwin County. At Fairhope Intermediate School, I have served as the fourth grade level chairperson, the chairperson for Partners in Education as well as the Fourth Grade Representative for the Math Professional Learning Team. I also received classroom grants for my classroom from FEEF (Fairhope Enrichment Educational Foundation) for three years. I am currently a Guided Reading Cadre for my school and grade level.

My educational philosophy is that every child can learn and succeed in a structured and nurturing environment. It is imperative that we, as teachers, serve as facilitators in the classrooms.  Children should know that they are safe so that they will feel comfortable asking and answering questions. I believe that while we all have our own unique learning style, everyone learns best by being engaged in their learning, which is the focus of our curriculum.