• My mission as a teacher is to help each child discover the joy of learning and to develop a strong belief in his or her own ability.  In our classroom we will always appreciate and respect one another and celebrate our similarities as well as our differences.  Positive reinforcement of good behavior throughout the day is my main focus.  I try to spotlight students behaving correctly so that others can learn through good examples.  Through practice, modeling and positive reinforcement, I help each student have a clear understanding of my expectations and feel safe in our classroom.