I believe that education is a collaborative process. It is imperative that all stakeholders work together and know that they are an important piece of the puzzle. By working together we are able to meet the needs of each individual child. We all need to support each other in order to help each child become the best version of themselves.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats
I hope to help provide a faith-based learning environment that is safe, inspiring and challenging. Students excel when they're engaged and motivated, so I work hard to support our teachers be the best they can be. I think it's important to provide structure and well-planned academics - allowing opportunity for a lot of fun along the way.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” - Proverbs 3:5-6
After working in education for the past 12yrs, my passion regarding the student and familial experience continues to grow. A school becomes a home away from home, and I strive to ensure that it is a comfortable, secure, and fun place to learn and grow. I am committed to being a role model for students, as they navigate the world around them, encouraging them to walk faithfully by doing onto others as they’d have done to themselves.
“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." Herman Melville
"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." Henry Van Dyke
I am a passionate lifetime learner and educator that is inspired when teaching others and is committed to making a difference. I strive to find ways to improve teaching and learning at St. Monica School through the use of technology and innovation. My primary goal is to partner with teachers and find better ways to meet the current needs of students. I believe all students can be successful.
And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” - Matthew 4:19
Senior Kindergarten is a an amazing year of growth and learning. I hope to motivate, inspire, encourage, and support students by providing a safe, Christ centered, loving environment to educate them socially, emotionally, and cognitively. They will leave my classroom knowing God loves them and will have a built a foundation for life-long learning.
”In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” - Matthew 5:16
I consider it an honor to teach in a Catholic School. I believe children learn best in a faith-filled environment, where the whole child is respected. School is more than academics and learning is more than memorizing facts. With each class, I strive to guide my students' social, emotional, and spiritual growth.
“See what love the Father has bestowed on us, that we may be called the Children of God. Yet, so we are.” - John 3:1
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
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
I strive to inspire students to develop a love of reading and an appreciation for good writing. My goals goals are for my students to become insightful readers and to broaden their writing voice to a level that will prepare them for high school.
"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." - William Shakespeare
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." - Proverbs 22:6
"And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." - Colossians 3:15-17
I believe all students will go on to have music be a part of their adult lives. They will either play, sing, dance, or simply listen to music! Therefore, my mission as an educator is to create a life-long love and appreciation of music by encouraging creativity, self-discipline, teamwork, and respect for others through music.
'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" Jeremiah 29:11
I am an educator because I want to positively impact the whole child - physically, mentally, and socially. I love sharing my passion for sports and physical activity with my students, and enjoy teaching a wide variety of games and activities so that they can be exposed to the many options out there to be physically fit. Every time the students enter the gym, I want them to do their best, learn something, and have fun.
"But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31