Students enter my room to a caring and rich environment where they can immerse themselves in learning. I constantly strive to foster a caring environment where students feel safe (socially, emotionally and physically) and can, therefore, be successful learners and readers!
It is my goal that each student develops a passion for learning and reading AND the responsibility and confidence necessary to follow that passion. I work hard to teach each child as an individual, meeting their specific needs and encouraging their strengths.
Statements of Belief:
-The parent is the child's most profoundly influential teacher. -Student self-esteem and security is critical to the development of an enthusiasm for learning (and reading!). -Each student is important and must be taught at their level, offering challenge and support in instruction. -Achievement requires hard work. -Learning does not stop when the school bell rings at the end of the day. -Student activities should prepare children for thinking and living both in and out of school.