Lakeview Feature Teacher: Hilary Gerk
Ms. Hilary Gerk is one of our amazing first grade teachers! She kicked off January with a full coaching cycle, focusing on math workshop. So far she and the LV instructional coach have observed one another teach and have discussed their take-aways, co-teach, analyze student data, and co-plan lessons that include Engage NY, 3-Act Tasks and Proficiency Scales. Ms. Gerk is focusing on teaching her students to articulate their math thinking both orally and in written form. She utilizes the core math standards as well as Mathematical Practice Standards to create mini-lessons that engage students deeply in this work, and even called in some 2nd grade students and Mr. Woods for some seesaw sharing examples!
Ms. Gerk and Ms. O'Hare have also had the chance to collaborate around reading records to plan very specific, responsive LLI lessons. Ms. Gerk is explicit, responsive, and student-centered in her teaching. She is reflective, thorough in her planning, and flexible when adjusting lessons to meet student needs. We are so very fortunate to have Ms. Gerk as part of the Lakeview team!