"I have been an elementary school teacher for fourteen years. I have my master's degree in Early Childhood Education and will have my gifted endorsement in May of 2015. I have been voted teacher of the year three times for my school and one time for the county. I am considered an exemplary teacher by my colleagues, and many teachers come to my classroom to observe me in action. Our reading coach from New York was so impressed with the way I teach our Reading Mastery program that she asked me if "