Dear Students and Families,
I am looking forward to working in the Resource Room at Hillcrest Elementary this year. This is my second year in the Oak Harbor School District, though I have over twenty years of teaching experience in Washington and California. I'm excited to be a part of the awesome Hillcrest staff and I am very eager to begin working with kids in the Resource Room.
During the first several weeks, we'll establish important routines as we build our Resource Room community. Teaching, modeling, and practicing behavior expectations is essential in creating a positive, caring learning environment. Additionally, in the resource room, every student takes on the role of "student leader", becoming a helper and role model in the class.
I will be sending home a monthly newsletter letting you know what new things are happening in the resource room, skills we're working on, and tips for helping at home. Look for the upcoming welcome newsletter which will include details about our program.
I look forward to meeting you soon!