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Mom, Wife, 6th grade language arts and social studies teacher; apiring school administrator

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Joined Twitter 7/30/09


@ginapsmith Have you seen the social media campaign #clearthelistsWhat a great day at Derby. #dragonpride https://t.co/BOQFU9o1thWhat a great day for our 6th graders. Welcome to Derby! Thank you coordinators and WEB leaders!#WEBhttps://t.co/WaIRpOUuK1
8/20
2019
Gonna be a great day!!! #WEB #WereGladYoureHere https://t.co/PJ1mrhtjUt
Retweeted by kathy westerlund @RiseUpFdn @AlaneAdamsBooks 6th grade language arts class hopes to grow their classroom library:). Thank you.… https://t.co/lxXtGPlabG @LBookends @support_a_teach 6th grade language arts class working to grow our classroom library:). Thank you! ttps… https://t.co/OOUXG1hYKl @megluceth @mrskehr @support_a_teach Me, too☀️ @mrskehr @support_a_teach 🍎🍎
8/19
2019
@TheHarrisWalker I am a 6th grade language arts teacher growing our classroom library. https://t.co/INJGFxwZjm #clearthelistsSome of your colleagues might seem like they have it all together. They don’t. Everyone has struggles. Everyone… https://t.co/zOBHJR2hNf
Retweeted by kathy westerlund @codeninjas My students get 10-15 minutes in language arts class everyday to read choice books independently. Help… https://t.co/FcmkWlbuM9 @RiseUpFdn @AlaneAdamsBooks My students get 10-15 minutes in language arts class everyday to read choice books inde… https://t.co/oCX5qkLLH7 @foundations_inc My students get 10-15 minutes in language arts class everyday to read choice books independently.… https://t.co/dv2Dwcd1Nr
8/18
2019
@OtterbacherM @CarmanSmith1 @fredlcostello Great article for an all staff read to remind us all of our role with mi… https://t.co/KKRhOaRdVU
7/24
2019
This was one of my class favorites last year! https://t.co/R6Zt1KDl8z @CarmanSmith1 @MrRickMeyer @OtterbacherM What about getting some of these made for classroom doors? https://t.co/PcUOJVYczW
7/20
2019
@MrStaugaard @LMFosnaugh Congratulations! Well deserved.
7/19
2019
Yes, yes, yes.... @SupportBEF thank you! https://t.co/VmlcoCm84C
7/16
2019
@MrRickMeyer good for both MTSS and restorative practices! https://t.co/poAP2SDuI9
7/12
2019
@CarmanSmith1 @Kbahri5 @MrsSmithABC @PureMichigan Love Glen Arbor .... burgers and tots at Art’s are a mainstay for… https://t.co/q7MgNWjI73❤️ this! Thank you @JoannaMcKinney1 @hubbells @RachelGuinn3 https://t.co/tQLztinGXj
7/11
2019
@MrRickMeyer here you go! https://t.co/rdQbsF0hAuSo jealous! Wish I was there; next year for sure😊 https://t.co/mfwXvJ4xtP @CarmanSmith1 @OtterbacherM @fredlcostello Hmmmm. This might be worth looking into! I would love to attend this w… https://t.co/FPtk78CdW0 @Jamii_Hitchcock @DebGollnitz Some interesting points to discuss at ELA SALT this year! @CarmanSmith1 https://t.co/fQ8fgkapXgYes, Yes, Yes!!! @pennykittle and @KellyGToGo 180 Days is transformational! If you teach English 6-12, this along… https://t.co/dMsAF1MY5rWhether or not a student has an #IEP should not determine if they receive intervention. Any student who needs suppo… https://t.co/pdTD9nGXuN
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7/10
2019
@JoannaMcKinney1 @RachelGuinn3 @hubbells Thank you for your ongoing support. I am so lucky to call you mentors! https://t.co/BRSJuSdrmz @MrsSmithABC @AlanGratz So jealous! All of our incoming 6th graders are reading Refugee as their common summer rea… https://t.co/eLxnxpa4bx @MrsSmithABC @bmckinney5678 @nErDcampMI @GMcKinney2 @Ebrarian @Teacher_AWebb So jealous! By the time I tried to re… https://t.co/otLFrPJ4E8 @costelloskids @nErDcampMI So jealous. By the time I tried to register it was closed. Hopefully next year😉
7/8
2019
Thank you @RachelGuinn3 Amazing program. Perfect for those of us who are seasoned educators starting our journey t… https://t.co/37EDGzUpL5 @hickeygroup @CarmanSmith1 @fredlcostello @OtterbacherM This is a great opportunity to plan together as a team and… https://t.co/h9sBXJM6mk @glasr333 @EastchesterUFSD @Eagle___Nation @EmSprincipals @CSmithMo @EUFSD_ASCI @EUFSDGuidance Best wishes! You will be missed in Michigan!
7/6
2019
During Trump’s failed speech I couldn’t stop thinking about the kids on the border, and how he’s hurting them. So I… https://t.co/4HjV0a94qI
Retweeted by kathy westerlundIf you want your team to serve, serve them. If you want your people to care, care about them. If you want your team… https://t.co/uDBmJhS2yH
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7/5
2019
Great read! A perfect complement to restorative practices and continuous school improvement. https://t.co/PjybqUWxGd
7/3
2019
@Erin4511 You are going to LOVE this experience. Galileo was definitely a turning point in my journey!Lucy Calkins—“you cannot have a true PLC unless you have a TRUE shared curriculum.” #TCRWP
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6/25
2019
Love this ..... reading is reading!!! https://t.co/FCR7l1RLhrExactly! Thank you for the flowchart:)? Great visual! @CarmanSmith1 let’s hang this in the data room as a daily r… https://t.co/wkrsIP9bHm
6/24
2019
@Heckmantechman Congratulations! So nice to see you at #OCEP2019Food for thought! These are OUR kids! @CarmanSmith1 @fredlcostello https://t.co/833r0MBqrb @Jamii_Hitchcock Excited to begin the training journey in the near future😉 @RachelGuinn3 @brooks0627
6/20
2019
@ReneeMValentine @LanaSchultz33 @MrsPiontek https://t.co/sjXTiCxPgd“We measure what we treasure...Safe, Significant , Situated”... truly profoundly words by @DrJeanforkids .#2019OCECP
Retweeted by kathy westerlundWow!!! @DrJeanforkids I think this young lady is an exemplar of mental well being! Thank you for a wonderful start… https://t.co/o7U9ePvoMW @JGhiardiCoignet @LauraMTinsley She was amazing to listen to this morning @RachelGuinn3 @MDZLeadership. What a grea… https://t.co/MJp3YAYclQ
6/19
2019
Wide awake at Lamphere HS with ⁦@burgessdave⁩ #tlap https://t.co/Eujreh7nrE
6/18
2019
After reading many articles defending graphic novels, I have added many to our classroom library this year thanks t… https://t.co/LkHdguH8Aa
6/16
2019
The bitter sweet end of school feelings have set in. It's always hard to let one set of students go when you know… https://t.co/3S1gwGpl3f
6/15
2019
Thank you Mrs. Kmiec and congratulations to our newest NJHS inductees. You make us proud!!! @DerbyMShttps://t.co/ci4Cin9g89
6/5
2019
@CarmanSmith1 ????? https://t.co/00u39yveGO
6/2
2019
Way to go Derby Dragons! https://t.co/aMLe4wvYTk
6/1
2019
The essential qualities of a Servant Leader; L Listening E Empathizing A Acting with awareness D Dedicating time fo… https://t.co/tHTxDGAFmF
Retweeted by kathy westerlund @joedudaLMS Couldn’t help but think of your 8th graders and their deep learning around recycling. Your team’s proj… https://t.co/GJ36NWN9iE @MrsSmithABC @BirminghamPS @skefgen @Kbahri5 Thank you @MrsSmithABC.
5/29
2019
@MDZLeadership @RachelGuinn3 @BirminghamPS @RachelGuinn3 Thank you so much for all of your encouragement and suppor… https://t.co/BHZUPsjOlW
5/25
2019
Enjoying dinner after a great day of Music at the Grand Hotel. Derby 8th graders. @DerbyMS @JoannaMcKinney1https://t.co/2kv9SGQs6b
5/22
2019
Heading over to Mackinac Island with @DerbyMS 8th grade music students for professional clinics at the Grand Hotel!… https://t.co/EgJ3JAZZof
5/21
2019
A1. Children who do not read much over the summer may lose up to three months of learning, and this loss is cumulat… https://t.co/mosPY5RFpq
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5/17
2019
@CarmanSmith1 @JoannaMcKinney1 @fredlcostello What a great idea! Maybe an activity for 6th graders during A2 next… https://t.co/acuCRQkrHS
5/15
2019
@MrsSmithABC @DerbyMS Thanks!
5/14
2019
I consider this the highest compliment! Thank you to all of the @DerbyMS mothers who make my daily work much easie… https://t.co/Uco5kEmA2y
5/13
2019
@BirminghamPS @Jamii_Hitchcock Congratulations! Well deserved!
5/4
2019
Cassius Winston is graduating this week with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising Management. So yes, he's complete… https://t.co/gYtXI1oUvr
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5/3
2019
Love this..... https://t.co/nxiCaQddzf
4/28
2019
@cwesttt3 We must see this in Chicago this summer. #summerinternship #Chicagointhesummer https://t.co/vMycodaa4Y @docsmatthews @msamsanchez @NoviEdFound @SupportBEF @MDZLeadership What a great idea for a bash item for next year:)It’s Superintendent Sub Day! Today @msamsanchez gets an afternoon off courtesy of the @NoviEdFound! So wish me luck… https://t.co/vMJ2RWkCFh
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4/27
2019
Admin, You can add & update all the technology, textbooks, and testing you want. But It’s the Teacher who makes the… https://t.co/Jh1XpitV2j
Retweeted by kathy westerlundDitto!!!! @donalynbooks https://t.co/IkULtA2Xc4
4/20
2019
7 things that will improve your team: 1. Love 2. Selflessness 3. Encouragement 4. Unity 5. Optimism 6. Communicatio… https://t.co/OvA8HDHPX0
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4/19
2019
We’ve found a men’s wedding band in a box of shoes donated to our garage sale. If you think it belongs to you, mess… https://t.co/oA0iUsD7mO
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4/13
2019
Proud to have both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from MSU College of Education! #SpartanNation https://t.co/QabWcvItizClassroom libraries are an integral piece of growing readers. They don’t replace school libraries, they enhance t… https://t.co/2us7TeCxELOnce a Spartan, always a Spartan. https://t.co/6mVfd9EswK
4/7
2019
And now my watch begins... Who are you rooting for? #Spartans #FinalFour #ForTheThrone
4/4
2019
@AthensSoccer @MichelleMerbach is this your darling son? #springbreak2019Thank you @BirminghamPS for allowing me to be a mom and teacher. 7 years working part time allowed me to do this!… https://t.co/vwXTohctxeWhat a wonderful program for those of us who are seasoned and want to continue our journey. Thanks @massphttps://t.co/u2JfItHniIAlways learning —- French History #springbreak2019 #daughterstudyingabroad #uofmrossBBA https://t.co/pGZvTK85HG
4/3
2019
@LauraMTinsley @CampKesem @CamTinsley @ctins26 Way to go Tinsley boys!!!
3/25
2019
@ginapsmith @alicekeeler @PintoBeanz11 You will be amazing!!!
3/21
2019
@CarmanSmith1 — Great article to share at our next Character Education team meeting! https://t.co/XCSECk15R2
3/10
2019
@DerbyMS What a great way to begin a Friday morning!!!! https://t.co/k9yUapERW9Thanks for joining us for High Five Friday! @MDZLeadership @CarmanSmith1 @JoannaMcKinney1 @fredlcostello https://t.co/r72XduUb0b @DerbyMS @CarmanSmith1 @fredlcostello @JoannaMcKinney1 Our students are Awesome. Happy Friday! https://t.co/n7t9ukcQd1
3/8
2019
@DerbyMS 6th graders reading picture books to better understand their global issues novels. @CarmanSmith1https://t.co/PFkehffExxIt’s hard to lead people that don’t trust you. So if you want to lead... build some relationships... and earn the trust.
Retweeted by kathy westerlundYes! Yes! Yes! Zeros Aren't Permitted! @CarmanSmith1 @JoannaMcKinney1 https://t.co/uxmblTfusNWhat a great article! Passion Projects work! We saw many examples @LarsonMS this morning. @joedudaLMShttps://t.co/KHrVNEn71m
3/7
2019
What an awesome way to better understand the @NewPedagogies learning progressions. Thank you @ReneeMValentinehttps://t.co/59iuVCA5bE @joedudaLMS @LarsonMS Thank you for sharing your students and teachers with us today. The 8th grade Recycle Projec… https://t.co/7cZIi7s9inIt should not be the responsibility of a language arts teacher to provide classroom library books any more than it… https://t.co/JeV2WElTes
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3/6
2019
@BirminghamPS @jc16bps @Berkshiremiddle @FulbrightPrgrm What a great honor. Congratulations, Jason!
3/5
2019
Happy Birthday Mike! https://t.co/tZKARYcZXA
3/1
2019
Principals, Servant leadership is about meeting the needs of your Teachers. Do you know their needs on a daily bas… https://t.co/8BpmD0LmKO
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2/23
2019
A student who reads 20 minutes a day is exposed to 1.8 million words a year! Children who see adults read, tend to… https://t.co/qyHWb3KQ2A
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2/20
2019
@DrBradJohnson @klingshirn1 @AASAHQ Yes, home-grown leaders have institutional knowledge and understand the district’s goals and vision.
2/18
2019

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