Hello Family & Friends,
My name is Mrs. Tiyhoni Moncrief and I am the Reading Coach at PACE Academy. I am thrilled to say that I have been in education for 13 years- 11 of which as a certified elementary teacher. I grew up in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Martin Luther King High School. Upon graduation I went on to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and earned an Bachelors in English. After I graduated from undergrad in the 1900's I worked in finance for 7 long years. Although, I learned a lot corporate america was not where I wanted to be so, I continued to work full-time and went on to earn a Masters degree from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. During my career I have taught lower elementary, upper elementary, and middle school. This year I will teach 1 middle school intervention course, and 1 upper elementary intervention course. The remainder of my time will be spent working with teachers as a think partner around best practices and HIGH QUALITY instruction that elicits results.
In addition to teaching and coaching I share a wonderful life with my husband Tremayne who I've been married to for 16 years- and a mother to two AWESOME, FANTASTIC, SUPER COURAGEOUS young ladies. My oldest daughter Nahlia who is 14 and my youngest daughter Averi who is 10. As a family we enjoy watching movies together, cooking, spending time with family, and going to church (Yeah!!!! Brightmoor).
I am so excited about all of the wonderful things going on here at PACE!!! If you would like to learn more about our new curriculum 'Wit and Wisdom' (https://greatminds.org/english) please feel free to reach out by phone (248)-569-1060 ext. 2216 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can talk about how we are preparing your student for college and beyond (https://www.edreports.org/reports/overview/wit-wisdom-2016).
ELA Curricular Resource K-8
The Teaching and Learning Cycle
"When I think about how I understand my role as citizen, setting aside being president, and the most important set of understandings that I bring to that position of citizen, the most important stuff I’ve learned I think I’ve learned from novels. It has to do with empathy. It has to do with being comfortable with the notion that the world is complicated and full of grays, but there’s still truth there to be found, and that you have to strive for that and work for that. And the notion that it’s possible to connect with some[one] else even though they’re very different from you.".-Barack Obama