As a teacher my mission is to provide a safe and positive learning environment that enhances students’ self-esteem and enthusiasm for learning. Every classroom presents a unique community of learners that vary by ability and learning styles. My goal as an educator is to give each student the tools needed to construct their own knowledge and to become successful life-long learners. I believe in differentiating instruction to meet the various needs of all learners. I believe in setting clear goals and expectations for not only my students, but for myself as a teacher. I believe in strong communication between home and school. Parent involvement is vital to student success.
I am assisted in the classroom by Claudia Michon, Kate Saltis, and Christal Winter-Walton. We work closely with Jackie Tyner, School Social Worker and Sabrina Columbus, School Psychologist. We meet regularly as a team to be sure best practices are in place to keep students safe and on track toward their individual goals.