NAME: Mrs. Jill Kalich
SCHOOL: Shiner Elementary
CLASS: 5th Grade Language Arts & Social Studies
SCHOOL PHONE: (361)594-3251 X117
COME ON IN & LEARN ABOUT THE TEACHER
Greetings! I am Mrs. Kalich, the fifth grade language arts and social studies teacher at Shiner Elementary School. My husband, Tim, and two daughters, Rachel and Faith, are my family. They provide my motivation and support.
My kids get most of my attention. They are everything to me, they keep me grounded, and they have inspired me to want to teach. I love children, and I want to be around them. Cooking, walking, and spending time with family take up any extra time that I might have. In less hectic times, I enjoy sewing, bike riding, reading, and watching TV. Living in such a small town makes life quite simple. Teaching allows me to be a life long learner.
I graduated with my MA in elementary education from the University of Phoenix online campus in 2004. I received my BA in Journalism/Public Relations from Southwest Texas State University (recently renamed Texas University) in San Marcos, Texas. This is my ninth year in the teaching profession. I love teaching fifth graders! My Texas certification allows me to teach EC-8th grade self-contained classes. I am thrilled to be teaching your children this year!
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
Mrs. Jill Kalich
Mission For The Class
School should be a dynamic experience filled with fun, laughter, learning, thinking, problem solving, technology, basics, life skills, morals, respect, surprises, and hard work. Efforts will focus on developing a child-centered approach full of the basics with active individual and group experiences in an atmosphere saturated with love, warmth, and care. Children need cognition. Knowledge opens doors. Children need a place to go where they can relax, learn, and feel comfortable. School should be that place. Creating a classroom environment conducive to learning with attention given to the three domains of learning--cognitive (mind), psychomotor (body), and affective (soul) is a top priority. All students need to understand how capable they are. Children should believe in themselves and realize that the sky truly is the limit! Working as a partner with parents, the community, and other faculty members will enable me along with them to work toward the common goal of providing students with an exceptional preparation for life--education.
Mrs. Jill Kalich