Dear Parents and Students,
I am very eager to begin the 2011-12 school year here at Kyrene de la Mirada! Your child is a valued addition to our community of learners, cooperating and collaborating with his or her peers, and I am dedicated to making this one of the most successful and positive years your child will experience.
I have many hobbies, such as reading, cooking, and spending time with my family. I have two adult children who attended Kyrene schools. My son __ recently got married and lives in the valley, and my daughter __ lives in Chicago. My husband and I live in the district and thoroughly enjoy travelling together.
Professionally, this will be my 24th year teaching. I have taught first, third, fourth, and fifth grades! I graduated with my BA from New Mexico State University and received my M. Ed from the University of Phoenix. Taking college and district classes keeps me up-to-date on the best educational practices. I love learning just as much as I love teaching!
Our classroom will be filled with child-centered inquiries where each student can reach their potential. Meaningful learning which actively engages the students is essential for learning to occur. We will work on individual goals, to respect, and to be risk-takers in our learning environment. Our classroom community will promote a safe atmosphere to ensure that all students have a strong self worth.
Together, we can help your child have a successful 3rd grade year. I look forward to strong partnership!