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Hello there 3rd grade prianhas and 3rd grade piranha family and friends!
I am so excited to be opening Waxpool Elementary School with you all! We have an incredible year in store for us full of engaging learning experiences that will leave us with memories that will last a lifetime!
I graduated from James Madison University with my Masters of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education (GO DUKES!). Throughout my time and experience in the education program at JMU, I fell in love with teaching through Project Based Learning. I have a passion for teaching through authentic and meaningful learning experiences, which is what PBL is all about. PBL teaches the whole child by providing learning experiences where students can practice real-life skills. I am so proud to be a part of the inaugural staff here at Waxpool, surrounded by amazing teachers believing in the same practice.
I believe that education is a living, breathing thing that is vigorous and alive. Education is not only data analysis, numbers, and words, but it is also the continuing of the life process in which we grow and become the best version of ourselves. I believe that all children have the ability to learn and grow in different ways and, as a teacher, it is my job to create a community within my classroom in which all of my students feel valued and safe. In doing this, I believe it is my job to reach each student based on his or her individual strengths and weaknesses. I will strive to provide appropriate instruction in which each student has the opportunity to reach his/her full potential. My goal is to focus on making each day in my classroom fun, interactive, and engaging to ensure that it is a meaningful experience for all. With that being said, I am looking forward to creating a long-lasting team with you all; one that cultivates individual development, growth, and a love for learning. Building the relationship both inside and outside of the classroom allows for opportunities to further understand one another. Please keep me informed in any extracurriculars that I could come support at! I love seeing my students do what they love outside of school!
I cannot wait to see where this adventure takes us as we grow together!
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me HERE!
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