Ms. Semerenko's

First Grade Class

Welcome to First Grade!!

My name is Christine Semerenko. I am looking forward to getting to know each parent and child and helping each child increase in the knowledge of God and academic learning. I have my teaching certifications from the state of Texas and California in grades 1st through 8th grade. I have taught Kindergarten - Sixth grade over the years. As an ESL teacher, I have taught international students at the high school level and have also taught English to adults part-time.

My passion in teaching is to help all students to succeed in all areas of learning. I have enjoyed teaching all ages of students, but my heart is with the primary age students. Their thirst for knowledge inspires me to find many ways to help them learn. It is encouraging when a child applies the reading skills they have been taught and their eyes light up with joy when they comprehend what they are reading.

Education begins at home and continues on at school. I look forward getting to know each family and helping meet the needs of your child physically, emotionally, academically and spiritually. This can only be achieved by depending on God's wisdom. God is our foundation in life and He sustains us in every situation we face. One of my favorite verses is Isaiah 40:31 "But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint ." This year lets walk together and uplift one another in prayer and encouraging words.