ABOUT THE TEACHER:
I believe that each child I teach comes from a unique background and heritage that must be consistently held in high regard. The touchstone of this consistency is grounded in respect. Respect is the belief that each child is of infinite value and is destined for success. Who they are, as well as who they are becoming, is to be fully acknowledged. This is what I intend to do as a teacher to hold each child’s diversity in high regard and with respect. I strongly believe that when children achieve their goals and experience their capability, they become excited to help other people to do so in turn. Thus, it is my responsibility to give to my students with my whole heart and to encourage them to do the same to others. Finally, I believe the parents whose children I teach are a team and every team needs support, communication understanding and compassion to be successful.
WHAT I EXPECT IN MY CLASSROOM:
I have high-expectations for my students as I strive to provide rigorous instruction.
- I expect my students to abide by the Van Ness Elementary rules.
- Be Responsible
- Be Respectful
- Be Safe
OVERVIEW OF THE CURRICULUM I TEACH:
I teach the Unique Learning System Alternate Curriculum as well as your child’s individualized education program (IEP). Finally, we also cover daily living skills, self-help skills, social skills, vocational skills and much more.
We have procedures for many essential life skills that I teach which include but are not limited to; putting our canes and backpacks away, table manners, carpet manners, peer to peer manners, washing hands, throwing trash away, finding our classroom materials, and requesting for brain breaks.
ABOUT MY STAFF:
This year my paraprofessionals will be Ms. Yeva and Ms. Sonia. They are highly trained and experienced staff who will help me with the daily running of my classroom and assist with the implementation of your child’s unique curriculum.
This year I will be raising funds for the classroom and students to do fun educational projects via Donorschoose.com. To write a project I need signed photo release forms from the parents. If you have any questions please let me know.
HOW TO CONTACT ME:
- Text or email me at remind.com or on the remind app: (quickest response time)