Ms. Birdsall received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Quinnipiac University in 2018. Ms. Birdsall also received her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Quinnipiac University in 2019. She has taught in a first grade class for her student teaching this past 2018-2019 school year in the Wallingford school district in Connecticut. Last year was Ms. Birdsall's first year of being a 4th grade classroom teacher. She will be teaching 2nd grade for her second year of teaching. She is super excited to work with the students of HMR and to grow with these students every day to have them be as successful as possible. 

Teaching Philosophy
Ms. Birdsall believes that not every student learns in one specific way and that education can be altered to how each student needs to succeed. She believes that having a positive and safe learning environment as well as being flexible in the classroom is a crucial component to helping all students in the class. Not every student needs the same materials to succeed and each child is going to be given what they need in order to succeed. Ms. Birdsall's classroom promotes a hands on, student driven, and an environment where students learn to become independent. Ms. Birdsall is committed to providing a significant difference for each student in their learning experience.