This is my 4th year teaching Fourth Grade at GSIC; this will be my 13th year teaching. I have taught 4th or 5th grade ELA every year, except my first year; when I taught 1st grade. I also worked as a paraprofessional for nine years. I love teaching and have known that I wanted to teach since I was in third grade!
About me. I am married and have two children. My youngest daughter is a police officer and lives in Savannah; my oldest daughter is married and raising my adorable grandson, and another on the way in January! I earned my bachelor’s degree from Augusta State University and my master’s degree from Georgia Regents University. I love Georgia Bulldogs football, the beach and my two fur-babies!
Communication. I believe that teacher-parent communication is extremely important and I encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns. Reading tests will be copied on cream-colored paper – that way you always know if it is a test or class work you are reviewing in the signed-papers packet. I want you to always be aware of your child’s progress, so there are no surprises.
Homework. Students will have homework nightly. Sometimes it may just be their nightly reading, other times it may be reading and an assignment. Students should read 20-25 minutes each night. Homework is not expected to be 100 percent correct all the time, but 100 percent effort is expected in completing their homework. Homework is assigned so that students can review the skills they are learning in school; it also allows me to determine where students may need extra help.
Behavior. In order to promote academic success and a good classroom-learning environment, all students will be expected to abide by a few main classroom rules. I would like for you to be familiar with our classroom rules, as well as the school rules and policies. Our main classroom rules are 1) Show everyone respect 2) Always be prepared 3) Have a positive attitude and do your best!
Classroom Community. I have very high expectations for the academic school year, and I am devoted to helping your child succeed! I believe that all students are unique and capable of learning. I will be sending home some student/parent surveys during the first few days of school; please fill them out and return them as soon as possible. Having this information will help me to build our classroom community and get you involved in your child’s classroom experience! Once again, I am thrilled to be working with your child this year and I cannot wait to see all of the amazing achievements this year brings!