Memorial School, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
I am very excited to begin my seventh year in fourth grade! I made the switch
to fourth grade after teaching sixth grade for over twenty years. While I
loved this age group and the curriculum, I felt ready for a change. I have had
lots of fun in fourth grade, and I hope you do too!
I have taught in four school districts in Massachusetts - Southampton, Hadley,
Groveland, and Manchester-by-the-Sea where I have been since 1991. Lucky me!
In 1996 I received a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a
Specialization in Special Education from Lesley College.
I live in Essex on Chebacco Lake with my husband of twenty-three years, my
daughter Olivia who is a sophomore at UMASS Amherst, my son Jack who is
entering eigth grade, and Bear, our sweet,adorable dog.
The mission of our class is to be active, motivated learners that strive to
be the best we can be. We realize that a smile and a sense of humor is one of
the best things we can bring to class.
Room 24 Philosophy:
*We can do more and learn more when we are willing to support each
other and work together.
*We are each intelligent about different things. (Don't ask how smart you
are; ask how you are smart.)
*Everyone needs time to think and to learn. Faster isn't smarter. You are
not expected to understand everything the first time around. Care,
perseverance, and craftsmanship are what matter.
*It's okay to make mistakes. That's the way we learn. Mistakes are not a
sign of weakness. EVERYONE makes them.
*It's intelligent to ask questions and to ask for help.
*EVERYONE is capable of high achievement.
*Consistent effort and effective learning strategies are the main
determinants of success.