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My Teaching Philosophy

I believe that each student is a unique individual who needs a safe, loving, and motivating atmosphere to thrive and develop emotionally, intellectually, and socially. My goal each day as an educator is to help students achieve their fullest potential by providing a safe environment that supports risk-taking, and invites respectfulness amongst students. Teaching also allows me a place for my endless need to learn. As I show my students my own enthusiasm for learning, one of my desires as an educator is that each of my students will develop their own passion for learning.


“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”
- Lady Bird Johnson
“Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.”
- George Evans
“Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.”
- Scott Hayden