Ms. Corriston grew up in New Jersey before attending the University of Notre Dame, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minors in Education, Schooling and Society (ESS) and Italian Studies. She later continued her education at Notre Dame by enrolling in the Alliance for Catholic Education’s ACE Teaching Fellows, a program that places college graduates in underserved Catholic schools across the country. Through ACE, Ms. Corriston taught in Compton, CA and earned her Master of Education (M.Ed) degree and Initial Indiana Teaching Licensure. In California, she received her Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. For the past six years, Ms. Corriston has served students in Baltimore, MD; South Bend, IN; Komga, South Africa; Compton, CA; and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She has been blessed to be able to work with children in the capacity as an orphanage volunteer/homeschool instructor, teacher, and literacy researcher. She is thrilled to begin her first year at Notre Dame Academy.
This is Ms. Corriston’s third year teaching Third Grade. She is excited to foster a love of critical reading and writing skills through the class theme of evidence. This year, students will learn to find and use evidence in texts, media, and art. Across subjects, students will be required to support their answers and reasoning. In language arts, students will use evidence to critically analyze informational text and literature. In math, we will engage multiplication, division, and fractions for the first time, acquiring a toolbox of operational strategies based in conceptual understanding of each topic. Students will share their answer and reasoning, engaging in math discussions and debates with their peers. In social studies, students will human and physical geographies, learning about community and how it changes over time. In science, students will learn about living things and how they adapt, visiting tide pools and conducting research reports on a tide pool animal of their choice.