Ms. Alice Griffin Shrader

Ms. Alice Griffin Shrader

Marvin Ridge High School
Waxhaw, North Carolina

I am a 20-year teacher in North Carolina. I am certified to teach secondary Spanish and have taught Elementary and Middle school. I have a Master’s Degree in Spanish from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, National Board Certification in Early and Young Adult World Languages Other than English. I am also the foreign language department chairperson at Marvin Ridge High School in Union County and currently teach AP Spanish as well as any other level. I am trained to teach International Baccalaureate language B as we will begin our Diploma Programme in the fall here at Marvin Ridge. I sponsor the Spanish Honor Society as well as work with the seniors on committees. I am a member of the Site Base team and enjoy everything I do here with the students and staff. We have a wonderful school and I am blessed to be here. I have been the trainer and facilitator in numerous technology sessions as I am a grant recipient and received a Smart Board in my classroom. I have worked with a SmartBoard for many years now and enjoy the freedom and creativity that it allows me. My students enjoy the technology in learning.

Who was your favorite teacher? Why?

My favorite teacher was Carol Kuester, my 4th grade teacher. She took an interest in me and was pretty, and fun!

What are three things every teacher should own?

sticky notes, paper clips, and a SmartBoard.

If you could have any person (living, dead or fictional) as a principal, who would it be?

Hmmmm, my husband :)

What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?

Travel Agent

Describe your all-time favorite lesson/unit activity.

Don't have one! I love them all. I love teaching grammar. I have all sorts of acronyms that help me and help the students remember the lesson. It's all fun!

What is the greatest misconception about teachers?

That we have summers off and that 'those who can do and those who can't teach.'

What stereotype about teachers is true?

We ARE smart!

How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?

I used to "teach" others how to do things. They learned quickly the way I taught.

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