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DIRECTOR

3x3a0578Welcome. My name is Lindsay Berryhill. I’m the director and 1st grade teacher at Terra Verde Discovery School. I decided when I was three years old that I wanted to be a teacher, and I never looked back. The past few years of teaching have been incredible. I can honestly say that there is no one I’d rather spend my days with than young kids. They are perceptive, funny, and the coolest co-workers I’ve ever had! In the midst of my dream job as a public school teacher, an even bigger dream came calling. My father says that opportunity knocks for some people, but it tends to knock down my door! I have been blessed beyond belief with the rare opportunity to design the environment and curriculum of my dream school. In doing so, I have stayed true to my belief that education should challenge every student, honor the multiple intelligences, and preserve the joys of childhood. Terra Verde is the culmination of a lifelong dream, and I am thrilled to share it with our wonderful families.

What I Do:

  • Guide students to become courageous learners
  • Attend ongoing professional development in order to implement best practices
  • Present engaging and motivating workshops for educators
  • Work with other teachers to improve their practice

What I’ve Done:

  • Completed my BA in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Liberal Arts at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
  • Taught elementary-aged children for the past ten years
  • Completed hundreds of hours of professional development via workshops, conferences, networking, online and in-person collaboration, and the study of the latest research
  • Adapted lessons in engaging ways for learners with multiple intelligences and special needs, including children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADD, and Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Completed and implemented extensive training by: The Responsive Classroom Institute, A+ Schools, Handwriting Without Tears, Everyday Math, the Oklahoma Conferences for Kindergarten Teachers, and two national kindergarten conferences
  • Wrote eight educational grants that were fully funded
  • Worked with other teachers to improve their practice through observation and one-on-one meetings