- Metro Area
Type of Provider: Institution of Higher Education
350 Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80320
Program Description: Ms. Graesser believes that educator evaluation is not an event, but a process. It needs to take place w ithin a supportive environment so that teachers can be learners as well as educators. Given this, they will strive for better service to the children the teachers are responsible for. Ms. Graesser’s trainees will be able to provide that environment and make fair, professional, and credible evaluations of the teachers within. She is versed in the concepts, theory and best practices inherent in teacher evaluation. Her trainees will finish with an understanding of varied teaching and learning styles; how to effectively observe educators, document evaluations and confer with personnel; as well as a strong grasp on cognitive coaching techniques to provide relevant, effective and implementable feedback to those being evaluated. Ms. Graesser earned her summa cum laude B.A. in biology and history from Bow doin College, and holds a M.S. in educational psychology from the University of Colorado Denver. She is licensed in the state of Colorado and has been teaching in the classroom for 15 years. Her experience in Pre-K-12 curriculum development w ith a specialty in science education has given her a broad perspective on educational needs and methods. She has worked in both private and public schools w ith traditional and core know ledge curricula, and is a graduate of the Stanley Teacher Preparation Program. This program represents a "clinically-based model of excellence for the preparation of high-quality teachers" (as cited by the Colorado Department of Education). Since 2007, she has presented seminars to intern teachers for the Stanley TPP and since 2011, Ms. Graesser has hosted intern teachers in her classroom for the program as well.