|Subject / Grade||1st Grade|
|"When given the choice between being right and being kind... choose kind."|
|-- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer|
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Welcome to the Hive, Honeybees! I am so excited to have your child in my classroom this year. As you will soon discover, it will be an incredible year of growth and discovery for your child. I moved to Chandler this summer and I’m so excited to make CTA Goodman my new home… Go Gators!
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University with my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Family & Child Sciences. My teaching internships were in kindergarten and 2nd grade, both of which I loved. After I graduated from FSU I moved to Washington to be closer to my family, and alternated between teaching kindergarten and second grade for the past 5 years. I’m so happy to teach 1st grade this year and see what the middle ground looks like!
My Educational Philosophy
I wholeheartedly believe that early childhood is the most critical period of a student’s life. The experiences one has during the primary grades can make or break the innate curiosity and wonder of young children. As an early childhood educator, I strive to act as a facilitator for children to explore their natural inquisitiveness of how the world works. I believe that education is ultimately the responsibility of the student, and make my classroom a thriving environment to help students explore on their own and become lifelong learners. I am also a believer in the Love and Logic discipline method. My students pay attention to me and perform well because of our loving relationship with one another. By building positive relationships with students, I create a safe learning environment for all.
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