Hi! My name is Laurie Birmingham and I am thrilled to be working at Chester Andover Elementary school after taking 10 years off to raise a family. Before children I earned a BS in Elementary Education from Oswego State. While teaching grades 5/6 in Grafton, Vermont I earned a Masters through the Vermont Mathematics Initiative at the University of Vermont. After completing VMI I knew I wanted to focus my energies on just teaching math.
At CAES I will be working as a math interventionist. My job is to provide Tier 2 instruction in the area of mathematics. This means I provide targeted intervention to students in addition to their regular math instruction. I pull small groups of students and work with them in my classroom out in the “White House”. I may also push into their classroom to help out as well. In addition to intervention groups I will be teaching Everyday Mathematics to a group of 3rd graders.