Welcome back and Happy New Year! We are now about half-way through this year, so you are half the way to becoming 5th graders. Everyone has grown so much and they continue to gain more knowledge with each passing day.
I am a native Floridian and grew up in Clearwater/Largo, west of Tampa. I went to college at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville and graduated in 2002 with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I started teaching at West in August, 2002. I taught 2nd grade for 5 years and am in my 2nd year in 4th grade. I earned my National Board Certification - Early Childhood Generalist - in 2006. I am the treasurer for our PTO, the Cowboy Boosters, and the yearbook advisor. My husband, Mike, is the electrician for the school district and we have been married for 4 years now!
Many children are becoming more tech-savvy than the previous generations, so my hope is that this website will provide another link to the classroom. If you are looking for our newsletters, class pictures (coming soon), or upcoming events, please visit any time. Send any comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. I am open to any suggestions you have to help make this website more user friendly. Don't hesitate to ask for anything that might be useful in being an active partner in your child's education this year!