Mr. Mike Bradford - 4th & 5th Science
Mrs. Joanne Boettinger - 4th & 5th Social Studies
I think it’s important to build an understanding of each student through relationships that continue throughout their time at St. Monica's. I try to create a sense of curiosity through engagement in the classroom.
“Never, Never, Never, Never, Never, Never give up.” - Winston Churchill
Mrs. Trinette Stillman - 4th & 5th Grade Math
I believe that all children are unique gifts from God and that each one has something amazing that he/she can contribute to our classroom and school communities as well as to his/her own education. I hope to create a classroom environment where students feel safe discovering that uniqueness as well as to provide Social Studies lessons that are meaningful and relevant to the students today.
"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try." - John F. Kennedy
I believe that making the classroom a caring and safe environment is essential in order to make a child feel comfortable. They will then feel more at ease and less hesitant in a welcoming setting. This will enable them to explore their gifts and talents. I also believe that learning is easier when you apply our Catholic morals and values into the teaching process. Students then have the opportunity to recognize God in everything they think, say, and do ultimately guiding them in making better decisions.
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” - Mother Teresa