Welcome to Kindergarten... Room 137!
Our Room: Room 137 is home to 18 students, who are eager, energized and engaged everyday of the school year!
My students are supported by many special personnel, starting with the classroom mascot:
Clifford, the Big Red Dog!
He teaches us how to...
... be a STAR (Show Kindness,Take Responsibility,Act Safely & Respect Everyone!) and
... how to show resilience!
Celebrating his 60th birthday this year, Clifford still, after all these years, educates and entertains children of all ages.The instructional team would not be complete without our paraprofessional, Stephanie Fox. Stephanie and her husband recently moved to the area from sunny Tallahassee. Stephanie has PreK and K teaching experience, which is an asset to our team. Most importantly, she loves kindergarten, like I do!This Fall, our team also includes a Penn State Elementary Education student teacher, Gracie Meyer. In spring 2023, Miss Meyer, began her practicum experience in our room as a 2x/week pre-student teacher - learning classroom and school procedures, as well as developing relationships within the school community. She has a positive spirit that supports our responsive, learning environment. We are excited to have Gracie returning for the Fall semester in a full-time capacity.Additionally, this Fall Aliya Nachimson joins our team as a 2X/wk Penn State Elem Ed. pre-student teacher. Aliya is positive, conscientious and caring. She is eager to work with the Blue Dots in 1:1, small group and large group settings (and hopefully join us in the spring as a full-time student teacher).Finally, students in Room 137 receive additional support from building interventionists, Michele Allen & Chad Rockey; School Occupational Therapists, School Speech/Language Interventionists, School Counselor, Heather Baney, School Psych, Dr Megan Hutchinson, retired teacher volunteers (they just can't stay away!) and our principal, Paul Brigman.