Spartan Seminar/Career Center: S.P.A.R.K.L.E.
1st Block - Planning
2nd Block - English 10 AS /Mrs. Kulakowski RM 306
3rd Block - English 10 AS / Mr. Kalbaugh RM 510 (B Lunch)
4th Block - Planning / Mrs. Tarjan RM 169
5th Block - English 10 AS /Mr. Dennis RM 305
6th Block - English 10 AS / Mr. Kalbaugh RM 510
7th Block - Planning /Mrs. Tarjan RM 122 (D Lunch)
8th Block - Planning Rm 11 or 15
- Step Team "TRiUMPHANT" Sponsor
- Bachelors: Mountain State University
- Masters: Regent University
Hello Broad Run Family!
My name is Beverly Days. This is my third-year teaching at Broad Run High School. I was born and grew up in the "Sunshine State" Florida. Upon graduating high school, I enlisted in the United States Air Force, whereas, my job titles were: Fleet Management, Vehicle Operator, and Supply Computer Systems Analyst. Being in the Air Force, afforded me the opportunity to travel to many states and aboard, meeting many different people with diverse backgrounds and beliefs: Florida, California, Hawaii, Asia, and Europe. I lived in Athens, Greece, for several years before returning to the United States; retiring in my home state of Florida. I also served during the Gulf War. During my service, I started courses to earn my Bachelor's Degree, in Organizational Leadership. After retiring from the Air Force, I continued my education and worked in the Dade County Florida Public School System.
I believe all students can learn and as educators, we can learn from students. I decided to return to school and earn my Master's Degree in Special Education. There are several elements I believe are needed to be conducive in helping each student. First and foremost, being patient, flexible, an active listener, observer, and making each student feel that they are important. Second, clarifying my expectations as their teacher, ascertaining what their goals are, and what interest them. Third, promoting active engagement, inquiring minds, and independence; forth, teaching them that there is no such thing as failure. Helping students understand we all make mistakes, learning how to navigate and learn from mistakes are what is most important.
One of my favorite quotes, by Haim G. Ginott, “I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.” I want to be the positive element in your child's life!
In my spare time. I like watching HGTV, Food Network, and The Walking Dead. I am also one of the sponsors for our school step team, "TRiUMPHANT." I am currently living in Martinsburg, WV, with my husband Michael, my two daughters Breayun and Mykera, and my son Hurshel. I also, have two grandchildren.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have throughout the year. I am here for you and look forward to working with you during the year.