Degrees and Certifications:
Life Skills Teacher K-2 B.A. in Special Education and Elementary Education.
Ms. Rachel Howard
My name is Rachel Howard and I am the new Life Skills Teacher at Broad View Elementary school. Here is a little about me to help you and your child get to know me. I moved here about a year ago with my husband and dog. I was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. So far we have enjoyed our short time here. We love being close to the ocean and having so many fun places to hike. I adopted a large mixed breed hound dog. He is loud, lazy, and stubborn just like a typical hound dog.
Teaching is important to me because it is one of the few professions where you can say that you have made a difference in the world. Making a difference in the world is my life-long dream, I decided I would become a teacher so that I could make a difference in at least one student’s life. When teaching you impact students in many aspects, you can help them to find their calling or just plant the seed of a life-long love for learning. In my teaching philosophy, I plan to achieve both, I want to help students realize their unique way of learning, as well as discover a life-long love for learning.
I fell in love with Special Education when I was in High school. I spend more than 50 hours volunteering in a life skills classroom in my Senior year of high school. From there I went to college and earned my degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. At the same time, I worked at a Private Preschool as a toddler teacher. There I learned hands-on how to differentiate every lesson for all ability levels of my students aged 12 months to 24 months.
This will be my first year teaching with a certificate. I am excited about this school year. I love teaching and learning. I hope that my love of education will impact each of my students in a positive way. I am excited to see your child’s growth throughout the school year. I value parents that are involved in their student’s education. Therefore, I will have communication with parents will be primarily positive and informative. I will utilize technology to email parents of their students’ successes as well as needs. I will use technology to communicate what students are learning as well as how they are progressing. Monthly, I will hand out an overview of the month with special dates and learning targets for the month. I will encourage in all of these forms of education that parents can call or email me to ask any questions as well as to set up appointments with me to talk face-to-face in order to promote active listening to parents as well as open-mindedness to their child’s education.
I look forward to meeting you soon!
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