Kindergarten teacher at St. John.
After graduating from Marietta College in 2007 I was very fortunate to get hired by St. John as the Third Grade Teacher. Since then I have switched to become the Kindergarten teacher. I am so grateful for everything I have learned from the staff, students and parents.
My family consists of my husband Bo and our two beautiful children Scott and Lillianna! My kids are both enrolled at St. John so I have the pleasure of being not only a part of the staff, but a parent of the school as well.
When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling to Niagara Falls to see my extended family, and going shopping!!!!
CLASSROOM POLICIES AND GOALS
My personal biggest goal in Kindergarten is to continually remind myself that my students are still only 5 and 6 years old and should be spending their days learning through play. I attempt to combine lessons with games as much as I can. We spend time exploring our classroom as well as the school for learning opportunities.
My hope is that each of my students leaves Kindergarten with a solid base of knowledge in all state standard content. I hope they are ready to continue their learning in First Grade using the knowledge they have gained from my classroom.
Not only is the classroom a place to learn about concepts of Math and Reading, but it is also a place to learn about being a friend. As social interactions take place, I use those opportunities to teach about how to solve problems, how to get along with others, and how to act in social situations.
Beginning in October, I will send home a homework calendar each month. On the calendar are activities that revolve around the lessons we have learned/are learning in the classroom. Each month I will set a goal for how many of those activities need to be completed by the end of the month. I think this gives the students a chance to practice concepts as well as begin to teach the students about homework. At the same time, it also gives you as a parent, the flexibility to not have to complete a homework assignment on a day where you have something after school or if your child comes home exhausted from the day at school.
Please feel free to contact me by email at or with a note in your child’s folder. I will also provide weekly information to you in the Parent Letter. It will include information in what we are doing the following week, any special events or activities, as well as a list of previous and new sight words.
Students are expected to show respect to their peers and the teacher at all times. Students should always work cooperatively when working in partners and during whole group lessons or activities should always raise his/her hand before speaking. If a student misbehaves by breaking any school rules he/she will typically receive a verbal warning first. If a behavior continues or a 2nd rule is broken then the following consequences will occur:
1. Missing 2 minutes of Recess
2. Missing 5 minutes of Recess
3. Note home to parents/guardian
4. Sent to principal's office
Thank you again for checking out my page and please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions!