As you may or may not know, my name is Lindsay Phillips and I am going to be your child's 7th grade ELA teacher this upcoming school year. I cannot express my level of excitement in meeting each one of your children this fall, as I am eager to begin my first year teaching! In addition to meeting all of your children, I am also looking forward to meeting all of you parents and guardians. I strongly believe that parents and techers must work together and communicate on a regular basis. By doing so, we are showing our children that school doesn't end at the conclusion of the school day; rather, the learning continues at home. I want to take this time to let each one of you know how devoted I am to my position, and that I will do whatever it takes to ensure the success of all my students. If at any time during the school year you want to meet for a conference or if you want to just send me a simple text message regarding the progress of your child, please do not hesitate to do so. We are all here to help our children succeed, and I hope we can all work together to make that happen.
Now, with the the technicalities out of the way, let me give you some brief information on me. I graduate in 2004 from Cicero-North Syracuse High School and attended SUNY Cortland until 2008 where I received a B.A. in English and minor in Spanish and Communications. After graduating from Cortland, I started graduate school at Le Moyne College ,and graduated in 2011 with a Master's of Science for Teachers. Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to be a teacher. There was just something about teaching that always struck me as exciting and I am so thrilled that I finally get to relay my passion for education on to my students. I hope to encourage each of my students to be the best person he or she can be, and to always do his or her best. It is my goal to form relationships with my students while they are under my supervision, as well as after they leave my classroom. There is no greater feeling in the world than being able to touch the lives of our youth. Afterall, teaching is not a job; it's a calling.