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    Mrs. Gabbani
     
    Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! My name is Katy Gabbani, and I will
    be your child's third grade teacher. This is my 10th year in the Dublin School District
    and my 8th year in 3rd grade. Before teaching at Kolb, I taught 1st and 3rd grade at
    Fallon. I feel so lucky to be part of the wonderful Kolb Community. I received my
    Bachelors Degree, Credential, and masters degree at CSUEB.  I grew up and continue to live
    in Pleasanton with my husband, Greg, and our two daughters Harper and Rowan.
     
     

    My Educational Philosophy 

    I believe in hands-on, cooperative and flexible grouping, differentiated instruction, and
    directed teaching techniques to create an atmosphere for successful learning. It
    is important for me to have a relationship that is welcoming and supportive
    for students and parents. A SAFE environment is of utmost importance. Students should
    feel safe to do their personal best! I encourage students to take responsibility for their
    learning. With parent and teacher support, they will be successful students. I will make the
    learning relevant for the students so they gain a deeper understanding of the content they
    need to learn. I will do my best to show them how exciting it is to learn new concepts and
    facts. Also, that learning occurs when we interact with each other. Thus, many discussions
    and questions will occur in our class because it allows for deeper thinking. This will challenge
    all students and have them really think about what they have learned, know, and
    question.