I have had the pleasure of teaching since 1990. Prior to teaching, I worked as a Video Programming Assistant for the Center For Instructional Development at Syracuse University. I would use the computer to "draw" graphics for the professors and then our team would video tape the professors teaching and broadcast the feed to Long-distance learning sites. It was a fun job. We also got to video tape segments in the Syracuse City School District, which helped me to catch the "teaching bug". I taught for one year in Syracuse and have taught since 1991 in the Mexico Central School District. I enjoy teaching students by extending, modifying and redefining their learning. We use much discussion and hands-on lessons fused with technology on a daily basis. I believe student and parent engagement is essential for a child's success. As a Leader in Me School, my students have many leadership roles and responsibilities. We also participate in Student-led Conferences each semester.
Would you like to see what your child is doing during the day and receive links to their homework, band lesson schedule, or other activities? I communicate daily with parents and students via "Remind" a text/email messaging system. I attach videos and copies of essential math homework assignments along with the answer keys daily. In addition, we use an app called "Seesaw" which is a digital portfolio of your child's work and daily activities. Parents enjoy seeing and hearing video clips and looking at pictures of their child's accomplishments. I look forward to continuing to help students achieve their highest potential. An interesting fact: I enjoy attending Graduation each year and love to see how my students have grown further. With the exception of one student, I remember almost every student's name, even though some are in their late 30's! I can't imagine doing anything else but teaching!
Thank you for the opportunity to work with your child!