My Teaching Philosophy

I believe in a learning environment in which expectations and rules are consistent and a learning environment where children feel safe and supported by both their teachers and family.  You are your child’s first teacher, therefore, I believe in working closely together to ensure that your child reaches their full academic and social potential.  In our classroom, students will strive to work together as a team to support and encourage one another. Providing this comforting environment invites children the desire to learn and to care about the welfare of their classmates as well as themselves.  I strongly believe that every child can and will learn.  Children learn through many different styles, so, it is essential that I teach using a variety of methods to reach all children and their needs.  I believe in offering engaging activities that foster self-confidence and independence.  I am so excited to begin this journey into first grade with you and your family and I am honored that you chose Trailside as your home! Here is to an amazing school year full of love, laughter and lots of learning!



Here, at our class website, you’ll find useful information about our classroom procedures, activities happening in our first grade world and much much, more!  Please check back often for updates. Thanks for stopping by!