Devon Hamner

Devon Hamner
Grand Island, NE
United States

Kindergarten Teacher
West Lawn Elementary
"ReadWriteThink helps us encourage and challenge our students to think, explore, discover, research, and cooperate with one another, and to record, share, and celebrate their discoveries. It challenges us to be the professional educators we are trained and called to be."

Devon taught at West Lawn Elementary School in Grand Island, Nebraska. About her work, Devon explained, "I have the best job in the whole world! I teach kindergartners! I get to watch them grow as readers, writers, thinkers, and problem-solvers as we explore our world together."

Devon graduated summa cum laude from Augustana College, with degrees in both Elementary Education and English. She received her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane College.

With thirty years of teaching experience, Devon's area of expertise was primary education, especially language arts instruction. She was a member of NCTE and the Whole Language Umbrella (WLU), the Central Nebraska Reading Association, the Nebraska Reading Association, the Grand Island Education Association, Nebraska State Education Association, and the National Education Association. She was an active participant on the TAWL (Teachers Applying Whole Language) listserv.