Welcome to first grade!
I am so excited to be teaching this year at Hillcrest Elementary! I hope you are as happy to begin the year ahead as I am. While it is hard to say good-bye to the summer break, there is always a part of me that looks forward to the new school year. Each year brings the exciting opportunity to teach – and to learn from – a new bunch of wonderful kids!
First grade is a year full of transitions. As the year progresses, you will see your child gain both responsibility and independence as a member of a challenging, exciting, and motivating learning environment. I hope our class will be a place where your child feels comfortably challenged and where he or she will find the motivation to strive towards personal excellence. I always strive to nurture a caring and loving classroom where we can celebrate our achievements, support one another’s emotional needs, and encourage one another towards positive change. I find this type of environment to be so important to learning, and I sincerely hope that our class will be a place your child will look forward to coming to each day. I love teaching and I will do everything I can to make sure your child succeeds!
Support and interest from parents is a key element of student success. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. Working together, I know that we can ensure a positive first-grade experience for your child.