I am pleased that your child will be in my classroom for the next school year and I look forward to meeting you before school begins. I love teaching because the kids make each and every day very fun and exciting–there is never a dull moment! Second graders make huge leaps and bounds academically throughout the year. In previous school years, your child has been learning how to read; however, second grade is when kids start reading to learn and begin reading for enjoyment. It is important that we can work together to help your child reach his/her academic goals this year.
After graduating from Drake University with my undergraduate degree in Advertising, I took a risk and moved to South Korea to teach English. I fell in love with teaching while I was abroad, which brought me back to Drake to get my Master’s in Elementary Education. I have endorsements in reading and English Language Learning. This is my fourth year teaching at Valerius. I love working at such a close knit school with lots of family & community support.
I appreciate love, laughter, and smiles in the classroom; I believe these attributes help build a positive community where everyone can feel safe, welcome, and ready to learn. Please feel free to contact me before the school year starts. Throughout the year please contact me whenever you have any questions, comments, or concerns about your child. Your child is very important to me and I want to make sure you are involved in your child’s education. I am looking forward to the upcoming year with your kiddo!