Hello students and parents! I am so glad that you have taken this time to learn a little about me, and I so look forward to learning about each of you as well.
I am one of three children, and originally from a small town called Brazoria, Texas that is located about an hour south of Houston. I attended and graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I am certified to teach grades Pre-K through 6th Grade.
This is my first year at Anderson Elementary, and I will be one of the fourth grade math and science teachers. I have always loved learning, and I hope to pass that on to my students throughout my time at Anderson. Go gators!
Philosophy of Teaching:
I have an unwavering passion for the young lives I teach, and a dedication to be committed and unrelenting when providing the education they deserve. I believe it is most important for teachers to have a passion for education and love for learning because it truly never stops. We continue to learn until the day we stop breathing, and an educator with passion, can teach a child to love learning too.
Students in a classroom are only as successful as the teacher who is leading them, and that huge responsibility makes many qualities necessary. As a teacher, I strive to be flexible and reflective, and to model character and ethical behavior. I strive for these qualities because they provide the students with a teacher who can also be a role model; someone they can look up to. I believe it is important for educators to design a classroom community with a safe and culturally aware and responsive environment in order to achieve optimal learning. I also believe in the importance of parental and community involvement in the classroom as a way to relate the outside world to the experiences and knowledge gained in school.
"Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson