Welcome to my classroom
Hello, my name is Miss Gaffney and I am your child's first grade teacher. This is my first year at Pennoyer and first year teaching. I am excited to start this journey with you and your student. A little bit about my history. I graduated from the the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in May 2018 with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education with an endorsment in Special Education. While there I had the opportunity to travel abroad and teach for a summer in Singapore. While there I built a resilience program based on the concepts of positive psychology. It gave me a unique global perspective of education. In addition to my degree in Early Childhood education, I received a concentration in mathematics. I have a great passion for math and in the spring of 2018, I taught for Northwestern's child and development center. There I designed a math curriculum for kindergarten and first grade students.
I have a great passion for teaching and believe it was what I was born to do. I see parents as teammates, so please never hesitate to reach out to me. I am looking forward to a great year!