My name is Kendra Broadway, and I'm a 3rd grade language arts teacher. I am privileged to teach at Daniel Pratt Elementary and be a part of what I believe is one of the most worthy professions in the world. As your child enters my classroom, I hope they will notice what I see daily: a love of learning, a joyful environment, a bit of fun, and a lucky teacher who is able to enter the minds of her students every day.
I grew up in Prattville, AL, but have also lived in Fort Walton Beach, FL and Incirlik AB, Turkey as a child. I am a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Auburn University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. WAR EAGLE! I also received my master's degree in Elementary Education from Troy University. I am a highly qualified teacher and certified to teach grades K-6.
I am happily married to my best friend, Will. My husband and I live in Prattville and just welcomed our first bundle of joy, Brock, to our family on May 11, 2016!! We are so in love with our son and are looking forward to this new adventure in life. We love doing anything active and outdoors. We’ve recently become “avid” golfers and usually play twice a week!! (Well, before Brock made his debut!) We love playing ping pong, bowling, fishing, swimming, hunting, and anything that gets us moving!
Some of my favorite things: peanut butter, reading, rice krispie treats, the color orange, everything chevron patterned, swimming, sports – watching and playing, diet soda, Lake Martin, family, friends, church, my faith, and of course third graders!
My Teaching Philosophy
I believe that every student deserves a committed, fair, and professional teacher. Teachers influence many children and must always be a good example to those students. My philosophy of education is simple. My goal is to meet each child where they are and to help, inspire, and encourage them to reach their potential. A caring, enthusiastic, and motivated teacher can have an amazing impact on a child. I will bring with me each day my love of children, positive motivation, responsibility, creativity, and knowledge. Each student needs to have the skills necessary to move to the next level. My goal is to teach them these skills.
I believe in active learning. I want to structure my class around small and large group activities. I see myself as a facilitator. I want to help my students to construct their own understanding. A creative, engaging teacher makes learning fun for all learners. Thinking of new lesson plans, new technology, and new perspectives are all essential qualifications. Creative teachers never stop learning. Their professional development is a key to their success.
My slogan in life: "Attitude is Altitude!"
I Am A Teacher
I am a counselor and psychologist to a problem-filled child,
I am a police officer that controls a child gone wild.
I am a travel agent scheduling our trips for the year,
I am a confidante that wipes a crying child's tear.
I am a banker collecting money for a ton of different things,
I am a librarian showing adventures that a storybook brings.
I am a custodian that has to clean certain little messes,
I am a psychic that learns to know all that everybody only guesses.
I am a photographer keeping pictures of a child's yearly growth,
When mother and father are gone for the day, I become both.
I am a doctor that detects when a child is feeling sick,
I am a politician that must know the laws and recognize a trick.
I am a party planner for holidays to celebrate with all,
I am a decorator of a room, filling every wall.
I am a news reporter updating on our nation's current events,
I am a detective solving small mysteries and ending all suspense.
I am a clown and comedian that makes the children laugh,
I am a dietician assuring they have lunch or from mine I give them half.
When we seem to stray from values, I become a preacher,
But I'm proud to have to be these people because ...
I'm proud to say, "I am a teacher."