Grant A. Piros
Master of Arts in Teaching
Middle School Education, High School Education
Language Arts, Multiple Subjects
- With my prior experience as a coach and mentor, my strengths as a teacher appear in classroom management and student engagement.
- Working in various educational settings, I have gained a toolbox of classroom management techniques and classroom expectations that limit instances that distract or disrupt the focus of the class.
- I focus my lessons on creating relevancy towards student’s interests as a form of differentiation, which in turn increases engagement.
- As a younger teacher, I believe my energy and perspective provide students with an additional doorway to engage with the content I cover.
- My other strengths include:
- Unique perspective on differentiation (experience as a special needs instructional aide)
- A philosophy that teaches useful core skills to students
- Active Involvement in extra curricular activities that increases connection and relationship
- Willamette University, BA (history)
- Willamette University, MAT
Teacher Research Topic
My pedagogical nature as a teacher as seen through the eyes of my students, observers, and self reflection
- Silverton High School, Silverton, Ore., junior history and American literature
- Houck Middle School, Salem, Ore., gr. 7 geography
- Coach and mentor
Student Teaching Supervisors
- Darren Shryock, Silverton High School, Silverton, Ore.
- Weylin Rupe, Silverton High School, Silverton, Ore.
- Nick Clawson, Houck Middle School, Salem, Ore.
- Loran Sell, firstname.lastname@example.org