"I am a recently retired, 25+ year elementary education teacher. I taught in one of the best school systems in the country: Valparaiso, Indiana. My school was a Four Star and a Blue Ribbon School consistently, based upon our achievement on the ISTEP, state mandated test of student performance on the Core Standards. In the past, I have taught grades 5th, 4th, and most recently 3rd. I privately tutored students in grades: Kgn-Fifth. I also taught in our remedial summer school sessions in Reading an"