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We, as teachers, tend to be nurturers; we want students to understand and many times resort to giving answers, or giving away answers all too soon. Students, too, need to experience disonance with problem situations and work together with students who are grappling with the same concept(s), so they can learn to persevere, become problem solvers, and become owners of their own learning.

"What a child can do in cooperation today, [he] can do alone tomorrow."
-- Lev Vygotsky on the "Zone of Proximal Development."


Hello, my name is Kathy Hale.  I am the Instructional Coach at Newport Intermediateand have been in this position for the past 5 years.  Before working at the Intermediate School, I was a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher as well as the Instructional Coach at AD Owens Elementary.  I have been in Education since 1989.  I began my career in Ohio working as a Title 1 Reading Teacher, 2nd and 3rd grade teacher and a 7th grade math teacher.  This is my 17th year with Newport Independent and I have truly loved every minute of it. 


On a personal note, I am married with two children.  Both my daughter and son attend the University of Cincinnati. 

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions or comments.

Kathy Hale