I have been teaching in the Adams 12 Five Star School District for twelve years, ten of which have been at Meridian Elementary School teaching second grade. While my primary focus is on student learning and achievement in the classroom, I have helped facilitate an after school peer reading tutoring program where older students tutor younger students on reading comprehension strategies. I have served as a member of our school’s Response to Intervention (RTI) or MTSS team which helps students struggling in the classroom.Over the years, I have found that second grade is a year where students love learning. When students, teachers, and parents work together, this learning is maximized. That belief, combined with the knowledge of how students learn best is what leads students to success in the classroom.