Summer Chance Staff Photo
Education
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Athens State University 
  • Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from UAB


Experience

 Professional Educational Experience

 Madison City Schools

       2nd grade

       Gifted

       First Grade

       Kindergarten

  Athens City Schools

       First Grade (3 years)

  Decatur City Schools

      First Grade

Additional Qualifications

           Considered Highly Qualified under No Child Left Behind Act

            ARI-Alabama Reading Initiative Trained (2)

            AMSTI Trained

            Trained in Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, (DIBELS) Reading Intervention

            Success Maker Trained

            Knowledge Box Trained

            Trained by Alabama Department of Education: Concept-Based Parallel Curriculum

            Prepared individualized education plans and facilitated IEP meetings for students identified as Gifted under Alabama guidelines

            Organized and implemented enrichment activities for advanced students school wide

            Coached other teachers on enrichment strategies

            Trained by Bureau of Education & Research: Strategies to Enhance Gifted Students

            Trained in Character Education, Crisis & Classroom Management

            Trained in Multimedia Instructional Technology

            Completed Lee v. Macon Instructional Strategies

            Completed Lee v. Macon Positive Behavioral Support & Intervention Strategies

             Trained in Beginning Reading Model, Reading Program

             Facilitated & Managed Multi-Age Cooperative Reading Program


Trained in Guided Reading & Guided Writing Programs


Designed Reading & Math Resource Kits


Trained by Debbie Miller, Reading Program


Trained by Sharon Taberski, On Solid Ground Reading Program


Trained in Hands-on Activity Science Projects Program


Trained in ESL Instructional Management


Trained in Medication Assistance  



Bio

Hello!

My name is Summer Chance and I am a 2nd grade teacher here at Horizon Elementary School.  I have been teaching since 2000 and have taught 2nd grade, 1st grade, Kindergarten and Gifted.  I am originally from Athens and currently live there with my husband, Matthew and my two precious little boys, Hayden and Sawyer.  They both love playing outside, swimming, and sports.  My favorite things to do include spending time with my family whether playing outside or snuggling on the couch watching a movie!  My other love is teaching!  I am so excited about a new year with a new group of kids!  Get ready for an adventure full of fun and learning!!