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Ms. Sagee Evetts

I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s in curriculum and instruction. I am national Board Certified. I have taught for 20 years in grades k-3 and currently teach reading in 3 rd grade.

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – 3rd Grade English Language Arts: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Vivian Davis

I am a third grade teacher at Carrie Stern Elementary School in Greenville, MS. I have 16 years teaching experience. I taught third grade for 11 years, 6th grade mathematics for 2 years, and returned to teaching 3rd grade. I graduated from Delta State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree, then in 2007 with a Master of Science in Elementary Education degree.

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – 3rd Grade English Language Arts: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Vera Mathews

This is my 20th year teaching children. I have taught all grades PK – 4. I have a masters in Early Childhood and have a gifted endorsement. I love what I do and am always searching for new and innovative ways to be good in my profession. I am always up for a new challenge.

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – Grade 3 Math: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Linda Smolinski

Dr. Linda Smolinski has taught over 35 years in grades K-12, Teacher of the Handicapped and ESL. She is also an adjunct professor at Georgian Court University and Ocean County College.

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – 4th Grade English Language Arts: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Deia Sanders

Deia Sanders is a graduate of Arkansas State University and veteran classroom teacher. She currently serves as an Instructional Coach in Simpson County. As a former Master Teacher and current coach she has had the opportunity to focus on improving teacher practices, establishing professional learning communities, and leading professional development. She is also a published writer and guest blogger for School Improvement Network. Mrs. Sanders was the 2011 MJH Teacher of the Year. Over the past few years she has had the opportunity to train with Bill McCallum, the lead writer for the Common Core Mathematics Standards, and is a member of PARCC’s educator leader cadre and PARCC’s mathematics item review team, as well as work closely with MDE on developing CCSS resources for Mississippi.

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – Grade 4 Math: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Ursula Harris

15 years as a classroom teacher. Currently pursuing a Ph D in Educational Leadership. Possess an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Always seeking opportunities to improve teaching and learning.

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – Grade 4 Math: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Linda Wiest

My name is Linda Wiest and I have been teaching with Birmingham City Schools for 13 years. I have taught grades 4-6, but my passion lies in fifth grade. For me there is never enough that I can do to prepare my kids for their future. I am constantly looking for new materials that will enhance the students learning while engaging them in real life material. I can’t imagine any other profession that would be as rewarding as watching my students excel daily.

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – 5th Grade English Language Arts: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Eva Serrano

My name is Eva Serrano and I have been teaching grades 3-5 for the last fourteen years in Greeley district 6. I have participated in science, history, math and science grants for English language learners for the last five years. The last five years I have been teaching 5th grade and I have worked in developing curriculum for science and language arts. I am always looking for instructional materials to help students not only became better readers but also improve their test taking skills. Finding the appropriate materials to align with the standards is very challenging at times.

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – 5th Grade English Language Arts: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Emmaline Brown

I have been a teacher for 17 years. I am currently teaching sixth grade ELA, but I have experience with grades K, 1, 2, 5, and Title One services. I have taught all subjects at one point or another in my career. I have my Master’s Degree in Special Education, and I have enough ELA classes to get my reading endorsement. I have worked for Canton City Schools for my entire career. I am always trying to find ways to improve public education for our future generations!

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – 6th Grade English Language Arts: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Linda Werner

6th grade teacher for Math and Science for 12 ears, Instructional Technologist for grades 5-6 for 2 years (role is to integrate technology into Common Core content areas).

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – Grade 6 Math: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Lisa Mitchell

“Lisa Mitchell is the Math Counts Coach and sixth grade math teacher at LISA Academy North, an open enrollment public charter school in Sherwood, AR. She has taught here one year, after teaching 25 years in the private school sector where she taught math, science, and English at grade levels 6-10. She also taught 6th grade for three years at Lewis County Middle School in Hohenwald, TN. Her students consistently score above average on standardized tests, including NWEA. Her Math Counts team placed second at the district level this year and went on to complete at the state level. Ms. Mitchell has a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education with a minor in communications. She has 12 hours of graduate level work and is enrolled in the ESL Academy for Arkansas teachers this summer where she will complete another 9 hours. She has led professional development sessions for her school and will be presenting a session at this year, Arkansas Curriculum Conference. She was named Teacher of the Month for January at LISA Academy and early in her career received the prestigious honor of being recognized as an Outstanding Young Woman of America.

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – Grade 6 Math: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Miranda Kincaid

Teacher with almost a decade of experience in ELA. Proven track record of growth, and extensive leadership skills and curriculum expertise.

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – 7th Grade English Language Arts: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Martha Reilly

I have been teaching 5-8 math for the past 24 years. Currently, I am assigned to 7th grade. In the past 3 years, I have been fortunate to work with several organizations creating curriculum resources. This has been rewarding for me. I feel I know the standards very well, and am comfortable giving reviews. I am looking forward to the opportunity to review your resources and incorporate them into my classroom.

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – Grade 7 Math: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Dawn Marie Costa

I have been teaching math at the middle school level for 17 years. Before that, I taught computer education and math for 4 years at a private school. I have a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in math.

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – Grade 7 Math: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Sally Goerner

I have been teaching English language arts for over ten years at both the middle and high school level.

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – 8th Grade English Language Arts: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Latisha Jackson

I have been teaching for 9 years in MS. I have my BS and MS in Elementary Education and certified to teach k-12.

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – Grade 8 Math: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


Ms. Takeea Bozeman

I have taught in a middle school class for 15 years. I have taught math for the last 7. Most of my experience has been in an 8th grade classroom.

Reviewed Title: Common Core Practice – Grade 8 Math: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test


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