My Teaching PhilosophyThe students in my class are my first priority. At all times I will respect and value them, and expect them to do the same towards other staff members and myself. I am dedicated to creating a classroom community where students feel comfortable, safe and able to express themselves. I aim to challenge my students and encourage them to put forth their best effort. I want all students to respect the values of others, even if they are different from their own. Our individual differences should be what make our time together interesting, not controversial.I value integrity, responsibility and hard work. I will come to school each morning striving to be the best teacher that I can be and expect my students to strive to do their best. At all times, I will do my best to create an effective learning environment for my students.
I believe in an equal and fair education for all students. I will hold all students accountable for their work and continue to "raise the bar" in order to challenge them. I believe in academic fairness and freedom. I value an open discussion policy. My students should feel free to discuss new ideas and/or problems with me.I encourage communication between staff members, the administration and parents. With the students' best interest as our primary goal, we can succeed together!