About Mr. Plitz...
Position: 3rd Grade TOP
Welcome to 3rd grade! I am excited to be working with you and your child this year! The third grade is a wonderful year where the students have the opportunity to to take big steps forward with their learning.
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from Rutgers University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. After working and exploring the country for a few years, I got my Master of Education degree from the University of Phoenix in 2011 and have been teaching ever since. I have been at Hartford S.E. Elementary School since 2013.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that all children can learn. In the classroom, I use differentiation to ensure that the needs of a diverse learning population are being met. Student engagement is crucial to the educational process. Therefore, lessons are delivered with kinesthetic, auditory, and visual stimuli to help keep students focused and on track. It is important that students have a safe, community oriented classroom to learn in. My classroom is a place where students can take risks and will feel supported by their peers and not have to worry about being ridiculed.