I would like to welcome you and your child to fourth grade.  I am very
    excited to be able to share in your child's discoveries and learning
    throughout the school year.  I believe that what happens in this classroom
    will affect your child's future.  The three focuses that I'll be working on
    with your child are academics, responsibility and self-esteem. 
    In my 23 years of teaching, I have taught third grade for three years and
    this will be my 20th year teaching fourth grade.  I am thrilled to be a
    part of the John Green Elementary team.  We have a wonderful 4th grade team
    and we work very closely.  We will be teaching common core standards
    with new and exciting curriculum.
    My philosophy of education is that learning can and should be fun, and that
    everyone can be successful!