Rhea Isenberg

Rhea Isenberg, NBCT candidate, teaches at the Thelma B. Johnson Early Learning Center in Henderson, KY. She has been teaching for 13 years and is currently completing Components 2 and 3. She also works as the library media specialist for all district preschool students in Henderson, KY at the county’s early learning center for 3-5 year olds, where she has been since its opening in 2012. 
National Board Changed My Standards
Rhea IsenbergApril 15, 2016

A group of three, four and five year olds check out books with their teacher. Another small group of three year olds extends their learning from the classroom using the coding robot with a teacher assistant. Meanwhile, I work on a MakerSpace activity that guides students to build their own snowmen from healthy and unhealthy foods, which builds on a read-aloud I had conducted previously. This is our media center — a place to extend and expand on student learning, a place alive with student voices and student growth. Not so long ago, my students came to the library for…

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