This is my sixth year, seventh if you count my student teaching! This is my fourth year in Kindergarten, and I’ve taught three years in 1st Grade.
What’s a typical day like?
I like to start our morning off by greeting the students at the door. We start our day with greeting each other on the carpet and sharing, and from there it is a busy, fun, packed day. I like to end our day with discussing what our favorite part of the day was.
What do you like best about your job?
I love seeing how much growth my kindergarteners have made in one year! It’s amazing how much they learn and change. I also work with some pretty amazing people and they make my job fun as much as the students do.
What’s most challenging?
Every day has its own different challenges, but having students, coworkers and a community that care helps overcome those challenges.
What is one fun fact about you that people might not know?
I’ve lived in four states! Florida, South Carolina, Virginia and North Carolina (in that order).
If you’re a member of the Douglas Elementary School staff and would like to share your story as part of our “We Are Douglas” series, please email us!
It’s almost Book Fair time!! We need a lot of volunteers to help make this event run smoothly. There are a wide variety of time slots and jobs — from helping students choose their books to running the cash register —and we promise it’ll be a lot of fun too!
From Spirit Nights to Dragonfire, there are a lot of events happening this fall at Douglas! We’ll update our Events page as more activities are added. You can also keep an eye on the calendar in the sidebar (to the right) and check out the school website calendar for these and other school events.
9/16-20: Dragonfire annual passive fundraiser
9/19: General PTA meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the gym
9/19: School-wide Open House, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
9/20: Kona Ice for sale on campus to celebrate Dragonfire!
10/10: Spirit Night at United Skates of America, 6-8:30 p.m.
10/28: Spirit Night at Tijuana Flats, 5-8 p.m.
11/1: Kickball tournament after school (details TBD)
As part of the PTA’s plan to increase family engagement this year, we are participating in the National PTA School of Excellence program. After receiving parent survey responses this fall, we have been provided with a “roadmap to excellence” to help us improve in areas where we are potentially falling short. With that in mind, we will be sharing a short item with you throughout the next few months that we hope you will find useful.
This month’s topic is Supporting Student Success.
Empowering families to support their own and other children’s success in school is powerful. It is important for parents to be prepared to monitor their children’s progress and guide them as they advance through elementary, middle and high school graduation; postsecondary education; and into a career.
The National PTA has published grade-specific guides that parents can review to see what their students will be learning at each grade level. These provide “clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.”