I love teaching second grade. It is an awesome year for children to develop into better readers, build on first grade skills, and become active members of the church through their participation in Reconciliation and First Communion. I earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from Bellarmine University. My teaching career has focused on teaching second grade as well as second grade PREP classes in the Archdiocese.
I believe that teachers have a great responsibility because we touch the future. When I think back to my experiences as a student the teachers that I encountered who made the biggest difference in my life were those that believed in me, encouraged me, and challenged me. It is my hope that I can make a difference by creating an environment where each one knows that she/he is important and loved. The classroom is a place where each child is encouraged and challenged.
I believe it is important to recognize each student as an individual with unique abilities, personalities, and characteristics. After getting to know my students, it is my job as teacher to challenge each student to realize and reach his/her potential, learn the basics, and develop a love of learning. I hope to guide my students to become motivated, hard workers who enjoy coming to school.