Thank you for visiting my teacher website! If you are a parent of a student enrolled in my class this year, I look forward to building a relationship with you and your child.
In my classroom, I like to keep a positive atmosphere that focuses on my students' individual strengths. In order for learning to occur, children must feel safe in their environment. Being flexible, nurturing, and a positive role model, as well as, having expectations clearly defined helps my students feel comfortable & secure. Our school uses PBIS as a school wide positive behavioral system. PBIS at Garfield teaches and encourages students to be Respectful, Responsible, & Safe in all areas of the school. I am proud to be part of the PBIS team at Garfield School. To learn more about PBIS, you can visit the Wisconsin PBIS site: http://www.wisconsinpbisnetwork.org/
As your child's teacher, I believe that my most important job is to teach your child to become an independent thinker who has the ability to problem solve. I also believe it is essential to encourage ALL students to set goals for themselves and to help them do whatever it takes to reach their goals, no matter how big or small they may be. My hope is that all of my students understand the value of lifelong learning.
I also believe in open communication. Please feel free to contact me any time. You may call the school, e-mail me, leave a message with the office, or stop in to see me before or after school. If you choose to stop in to see me, please make sure and sign in at the office first.
If you are interested in helping out in the classroom, parent helpers are always needed & welcome. Please contact me if this is something you are thinking of.
I look forward to becoming a partner with you in your child’s education!
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.