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Tia Hurtt

3rd Grade Teacher

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About Me

Educational History:

I was born and raised in a small town in northwest Kansas called Beloit.  I graduated from Beloit High School in ‘99.  After high school, I attended Kansas State University where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (K-9).  In 2010, I earned my Masters in ELL from Pittsburg State University.  

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Education Kansas State University

M.S. Education in English as Second Language

ESOL Endorsement

Professional Development:

Throughout my 17 years in education, I have attended multiple workshops, trainings and conferences.  The following shows a handful of them:

Kagan Cooperative Learning, Champs positive behavior and schoolwide policies/procedures (Dr. Randy Sprick), Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model (Dr. Marzano), Cultural proficiency, 4-Blocks Reading Instruction, Everyday Math, Reading Power (Adriene Gear), Marcy Cook (math strategies), Kim Sutton (math strategies), Greg Tang (math strategies), 

Current Position:

This is my fourth year with Andover Public Schools and Wheatland Elementary.  I will be teaching 5th grade this year!

Previous Position:

I began my journey in education my senior year in high school as an aide for one hour a day in a 5th grade classroom.  I then went on to college at Kansas State where I worked with a wide range of grade levels from 2nd grade up to 8th grade social studies).  After I graduated from Kansas State, I was a substitute teacher for Salina Public Schools.  After a year of substituting, I started my first year of teaching with Wichita Public Schools as a 5th grade teacher.  I taught 5th grade for 8 years before moving down to teach 4th grade.  I taught 4th grade for 3 years then looped with my students up to 5th grade and stayed in that position for another year after that.  In total, I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade throughout my 16 years of teaching experience.  

Family Information:

I am a single mom of two wonderful boys ages 14 & 16.  My youngest will be a freshman and my oldest will be a junior in high school this year.   They both attend Derby High School.  

Personal Information:

When I’m not in my classroom teaching, I enjoy spending time with my boys or relaxing at home.  I am somewhat of a fitness enthusiast.  I teach group fitness classes at Genesis Health Clubs and am currently training for my first fitness competition in the fall.  

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