Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Teresita B. Valdes. I have been teaching for 15 years with extensive experience in the first grade. It is my true belief that all children can learn and will learn if so motivated. I see myself as an intrument to teach them as well give them the tools to become self and life long learners. This not only enables them to suceed, but empowers them to never stop learning. Over the past years in the classroom, it never ceases to amaze me how much I have learned from my students. Which confirms my other belief that we should never stop learning ourselves. I look forward to an amazing school year. As we embark on the 2010-2011 school year, I look forward to working with your child and am hopeful it will be a great one!