Meet the Teacher
This is my 21st year teaching at the elementary level. I have 19 years teaching experience in third grade. The other two years of my professional career were spent instructing at the second-grade level. I have been married for eighteen years. I have two children. My son is in eleventh grade, and my daughter is in eighth grade! Being a parent has helped me to understand the amount of time and energy it takes to raise respectful and kind children. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, reading, cooking and baking, and crocheting. In addition, I am an avid reader of non-fiction and historical fiction books. I am a member of the International Reading Association. As a result, this membership affords me the opportunity to access current and well-proven reading research. As a teacher, I am passionate about education and the reading process. I truly believe that educating and caring for the children in our communities and world begins with each of us making the effort to work together.
Homework is an integral part of your child’s academic success. Homework reinforces the skills learned in school. There will be homework Monday through Thursday. Students will spend approximately 30 minutes completing homework. If they finish early, students can use the remainder of the time reading at their instructional level. If the homework is too difficult, then have your child spend the allotted time on their work and bring the unfinished portion in the next day. Students should be able to complete homework with minimal assistance.
I feel it is essential that we work together to help your child be successful. A key factor in this is our communication. If you have any questions, then please call me at 716-926-2719. You can also write a quick note in your child’s agenda. I check student agendas at the end of each day; therefore, if you need me to reach you that day, then it would be more effective to write a note on a separate sheet of paper.