About the Teacher
WELCOME TO OUR LAND OF LEARNING!
This will be my 20th year teaching! I taught third grade in Onawa, Iowa; first grade and transitional first grade in Grove, Oklahoma; third grade at Northern Hills Elementary until it closed and now the 2018 - 2019 school year will mark my ninth year teaching third grade at Grant Elementary School!
"Learning isn't easy! Let's embrace the struggle together and grow!"
My goal each school year is to have every child walk out of my castle themed classroom in May feeling successful, confident, and excited to continue exploring, learning, and growing their brains! Therefore, each child in my classroom will be challenged to work consistently at their potential and risk going beyond to achieve greater success! In order to achieve this, I believe in the need to instill pride and grit in tomorrow's leaders. With a sense of self worth and respect, children will learn, and thus succeed!
I believe a successful teacher is one who incorporates her students' personal strengths and interests into all areas of learning. I also believe in an old Chinese proverb that states, "I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I DO, AND I UNDERSTAND!" The more children are actively involved in learning, the more interest, understanding, and retention will take place!