Hello students and parents! My name is Alyson Regula, and I am ecstatic to spend my second year of teaching in fifth grade at Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School! I was born and raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development & Family Relations. After graduating, I was an infant teacher, as well as a resource teacher at a nationally-recognized early childhood center. During this time, I gained knowledge and experience in understanding how a child's development changes from infancy to the preschool ages. It was from those experiences that I knew I wanted to continue my education for teaching, to become a lifelong learner, and to follow in some of my family members' footsteps and attend Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. I attended Saint Vincent College as a post-baccalaureate and graduate student, where I was a graduate assistant in which I learned how to closely communicate with individuals that played a role on campus and to those that attended the college. Through this educational experience, I obtained a Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction and an elementary teaching certification. When I am not studying or teaching, I enjoy hiking, attending sporting events, and spending time with my family and friends.
In our classroom, students will be motivated to reach their fullest potential. I will promote a growth mindset, in which the students learn that mistakes are part of the process in reaching their goals. My goal is for students to feel supported, encouraged, and gain a sense of independence in this learning environment through nurturance and having the opportunity to explore and communicate with their classmates. I hope that my students feel empowered and learn to be resilient problem-solvers. I believe that students can learn in a variety of ways, and therefore learning will be personalized to better meet their needs. As a class, we will focus on building a sense of community to ensure that all students have a purpose to better themselves and those around them.
My life thus far has provided me with experiences where I have learned the true meaning of happiness. I look forward to each day that I get to spend with my students, as well as the opportunities to share my love of learning with them. I am looking forward to working with you throughout the 2020-2021 school year, and already have high hopes for the learning journey that your child is about to embark on in fifth grade!
Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding questions or concerns throughout the school year using my email.
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