This Year We Are Soaring to New Heights!
Dear Parents / Guardians,
My name is Miss. Catlyn Toth, and I am a Senior at Rider University. I am an Elementary Education major focusing in Fine Arts with a minor in Early Childhood Education. I have been given the privilege to learn from both your child and Mrs. Heiser this year in order to complete my last step in my journey of becoming an educator; Student Teaching. I am beyond excited to meet all of your little ones and help Mrs. Heiser guide them through first grade.
Throughout my life, I have always worked well with children, however, when I graduated from high school, I went to Mercer County Community college to become an Architect because I love drawing and being creative. While going to school there, I started working at a child care center in their Kindergarten program. The longer I worked there, the more I wanted to skip classes and go to work. It wasn’t because I needed money but because I loved being there and interacting with the children. One day, it just clicked; I wanted to be a teacher. One of the many jobs I did at the child care center was to help struggling students and when a student finally understood a hard math problem or wrote his or her name properly for the first time; the smile on their face, the pride that they have in their work, is so overwhelming. It is so rewarding to know that I had a part in that.
As a future educator I will do everything I can to communicate with both you and your children, effectively listen to your children, promote creativity and make a learning environment that every student feels safe and comfortable in. To allow your child to become a creator not a consumer. I believe that to be an effective teacher, one must have a passion for it. You can have all the books, lesson plans and teaching strategies but if you aren’t passionate about teaching your students they aren’t really learning. Through working at the child care center and going to different classrooms, I have found that there is nothing in this world that I am more passionate about than teaching.