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Mrs. Melissa Harnly, AIG Consulting Teacher
I am very excited to be working in Currituck County with the wonderful Students, Staff, and Administration of this County. I look forward to many wonderful and enriching opportunities while serving the Currituck communities as an AIG Consulting Teacher.
As a certified AIG Teacher, I aim to meet the needs of all my schools' student AIG population. While working with students I am striving to develop each student's talent in a way to improve his or her knowledge, focus, specific social-emotional needs, and his or her ability to grow from their efforts. I hope to combine those who have drive and abilities with encouragement, support, meaningful projects, inspiring teaching, and exceptional facilitating.
This school year, students will receive instruction with their AIG teacher during their Virtual Enrichment Block. During this block they will receive direct instruction, facilitation, and or consultation. While we have had some challenging times due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, it is my goal to provide enriching services and engagement again (virtually) until we can meet "face to face". Please bear with me, have grace, and know we are all on this unprecedented and bumpy ride together!
The AIG Students receive services according to local district and state policies. In general, the policy states students are to receive services while being “cluster grouped” within the general education classroom, some may receive consult services, and others may receive pull-out services with the AIG Teacher. Students will be engaging in a diverse curriculum that is aimed at teaching beyond the core. This year will look differently as it is virtual learning. However, I will still attempt to do Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Project Based Learning (PBL) in the curriculum. I have found it to be fun and successful. When face to face classes resume, students will work a great deal on projects, but will receive facilitation from the AIG teacher and are encouraged to seek help and guidance from other resources and peers. Their goal will be to engage in authentic work that is a reflection of their skills and a continuation of their growth. Students will receive guidance and scaffold skills to push them beyond the core. Students will continue to be encouraged to join competitive events such as Math 24 Tournament and The Battle of the Books Competition as well as extra-curricular activities beyond the general education classroom.
Thank you all in advance for the opportunity to work with your child. It is my goal to create in him/her an enthusiasm for education and instill a great love of learning. From time to time, I may be calling on parents and guardians to help with classroom and school events. If you are interested in helping please contact me and let me know. If you need to reach me you may call me at either school or better yet, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.