After teaching in California, for nearly ten years, Barbara Callaghan moved to New Hampshire in 1985 andbecame a school principal. Although she enjoyed the excitement of leading a school, after tenyears she decided to get back into the trenches. She thought she was just taking a year's leave to get firsthand experience with some of the newideas out there -- like multisensory teaching, constructivism, portfolios, and inclusion. Whenthe year was over, however, she knew that she didn't want to leave the classroom again. Callaghan is now a second-grade teacher in Amherst, New Hampshire. WhenSabrina, one of her second-graders, told her at the end of the school year, "Thanks forteaching me the smart stuff," Callaghan knew she had made the right decision.
Biography of Barbara Callaghan, FamilyEducation.com expert on elementary schooling.