Third-grade students are spellbound by Spaulding Elementary School's Crystal Mink Dozier of Goshen, Ohio. Dozier holds high expectations for her students, encouraging them to press ahead and challenge themselves. A natural leader, she promotes a culture in which everyone can succeed, regardless of learning styles.
Dozier uses data to drive instruction, then tracks and analyzes data through formative assessments. She integrates technology into daily lessons, further preparing her students for success in the 21st century. In a testament to her talent, Spaulding Elementary's third-grade students exceed state averages in reading and math, according to the Ohio Department of Education's latest data from the 2010-2011 school year.
Beyond the classroom, Dozier is a member of the Race to the Top transformation team and the Technology Evaluation team. She furthers her own education as well, currently taking gifted endorsement classes at the University of Cincinnati where the professor shares a video of Dozier's teaching as an example.
The Community Press & Recorder | Nov 22 , 2012 | Goshen, OH