Hello and welcome to a brand new school year!!! I am looking forward to another very successful and exciting year in third grade. We have lots to do and we have a lot of fun while we are doing it.
I would like to introduce myself to you. I have been teaching either Kindergarten or third grade in the Rose Tree Media School District since 1985! I have taught in all four of the elementary schools and have come and gone to Indian Lane two different times.
I have two children, Kayla and Michael. Kayla works in King of Prussia for a pharmaceutical marketing company and lives in Chestnut Hill. Michael is an Economics major at the University of Florida. I am married to my husband, John, and he is an attorney here in Media and in Kennett Square, which is also where we live. We all enjoy traveling together, going to Longwood Gardens, and rooting for our Philadelphia sports teams! GO EAGLES!! Now that both my kids are living away from home, I enjoy my kitty, Anela (Nay), more than ever.
When I am not busy here in school, you could either find me reading a great book in my back yard, hanging out with my friends, or walking along the beach. I love to make jewelry and am always looking for new ideas. I have a new hobby of collecting beach glass and then creating something with it.
My philosophy in the classroom is three-fold.
- First, my hope is that each child will receive the instruction that is needed on a daily basis. This may be by small group, individually, independently, or by large group instruction.
- Secondly, I would like each child to feel safe in the classroom at all times. Everyone has the right to learn, speak, and be heard in the classroom. It is important that the children understand that there are differences in learning styles and speeds. Fair is not always equal. Fair is what you need.
- Lastly, my hope is that every child has a love for learning and comes to know HOW to learn in his/her own way. We work as a team. We help each other, encourage each other, applaud each other, and praise each other. We pick each other up when we're down and give each other the courage to try again.
Yes, all of these things are important but I also hope to allow your child to grow as an individual in ways they can't even imagine. I look forward to an amazing year!