My name is Jerad Francisco and I am so glad to have you and your student as part of my classroom! I am a recent graduate of the Clemmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University and I have a B.S degree in Early Chilhood Education. I grew up in Kingsport, Tn and have lived many places. I love to travel and have had much opportunity to do so with my parents living out of the country. I have a Constructivist perspective on education and feel that students need to consruct their own knowledge through exploration and hands-on learning. You can read more about my philosophy regaurding education on the "My Philosophy" page. I want to extend my welcome to each of you and invite you to be part of our classroom throughout the year. I hope that you will feel like part of our family as each of your student's feel like family to me.