Posted by Brian Harvey on 11/15/2019
As a literacy coach, Chastity Arbuckle works tirelessly to make sure K-4 ELA teachers are on track to helping students become successful academically. She is always thinking of her K-4 teachers by spending time planning and teaching instructional professional developments, sending resources to use, and collaborating with PLC's to ensure teachers and implementing best practices in the classroom.
“As a first year teacher, I was struggling with how to plan my units to stay organized and also how to make it more engaging. She sat with me during every unit and went through each week of the unit so that I knew exactly what to plan for. We even planned a room transformation that was so much fun for the students. She has sent me endless resources, night and day, and has encouraged me to try new things and activities that are out of my comfort zone. Without her believing in me, I do not think I would have made it this far in the teaching world.” –Bailey Brewer (3rd ELA)
“Throughout the last couple years, Ms. Arbuckle has become a vital part of my Growth Mindset. She encourages me to try new things and to become better with every unit. Becoming PLC leader this year, along with implementing Standards Based Grading has been challenging. Ms. Arbuckle has been there every step of the way, making sure all of my questions are answered. When I have anything that needs to be looked over, she is willing to drop everything and get it back to me as quickly as possible. Without her help, our ELA team would not be where it is today.” –Shae VanSickle (3rd ELA)
“Over the past five years, Ms. Arbuckle has not only been my mentor, but a trusted friend. She saw potential in me I couldn't see in myself. She pushed my teaching practices in ways I could have never imagined, and trusted me with opportunities some teaches wait years to receive. Ms. Arbuckle instilled in me the value of always doing what is best for kids and to always continue learning and improving my practice. I owe the success of my teaching career to her guidance and continued support.” –LaJeremy Hughes (4th ELA)