James House teaches kindergarten through sixth grade in a one-room school, the McFadden Elementary School in McFadden. "Cooperative learning and peer tutoring have been two strategies that have been invaluable in my multiple grade level situation, "says Mr. House. Mr. House, however, favors team teaching beyond the special circumstances dictated by the one-room school. He considers it important to have been a teacher's assistant in college, and he encourages new teachers to partake in this form of apprenticeship. He has received numerous awards for his creative use of technology and media in the elementary school setting. An annual Bike to School Day program he introduced at his school promotes fitness and bicycle riding safety. Mr. House feels he is successful as an educator when his "students leave the classroom feeling successful," and he feels particularly rewarded helping his community's senior citizens obtain their GED's.
1980 University of Sioux Falls, B.A.
1989 University of Wyoming, M.S.