I am Hema Patel, one of the proud third grade teachers. To tell you a little about myself, I am a proud graduate of Florida A&M University, where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Upon my graduation, I immediately began teaching the third grade at Daisy Elementary. The past two years have been absolutely wonderful here at Daisy Elementary, I am grateful to be here. In addition to my professional experience I would also like to add that I have achieved the national standards of teaching, which has allowed me to become a National Board Certified teacher. My philosophy of teaching is quite simple. I believe that all children can learn. However, a teacher must know their students as individuals and as learners. I feel it is important to foster student growth through constant interactions between the student and the teacher so that the teacher can recognize what motivates their students to learn!