Welcome to Mrs. Waldron's fifth grade classroom!
Educational Background: Education has always been my passion since I was a young girl who would make my family sit on the couch while I taught from my blackboard. I was a strict teacher then, so my mom says, and I believe that I succeed in holding my students to high expectations now. I graduated from Radford University in 2004 and have taught the fifth grade ever since. I began my career in Chesterfield County at C.C.Wells Elementary in Chester, VA. My husband, Jonathan Waldron, secured a job in Charlottesville, and I've been proudly teaching in Louisa County for the past five years. My love of educating our future and instilling a love of learning within our youth has never faultered. Currently, I teach math and reading which aids to keeping both sides of my brain working at all times :).
Educational Philosophy: I believe in creating a safe and nuturing environment for all students to be able to be themselves in a family like environment. I don't believe that we live in a "one size fits all" world, and instruction should mirror that thought so that each student strives for their personal academic excellence on a daily basis. I expect a lot of myself, my students, their parents, and our school as we are a team cultivating our future. Teaching is not solely about curriculum content, but about assisting in the growth of the whole child- behaviorally, socially, and academically. However, the academic curriculum, particularly in elementary education, is vitally fundamental and necessary; therefore should be held with the utmost importance.
Teacher Characteristics: I am a playful teacher who laughs every day. Who says you can't enjoy doing what is necessary?! My students would describe me as energetic, funny, enthusiastic, fair, and someone with high (yet attainable) expectations. My pet peeve is whining and it is frowned upon within my classroom. Students and teachers alike are more shocked that I am fun-loving but run a tight ship. If you are in my classroom, be prepared to work, laugh, feel comfortable, grow, and be the best that you can be on a consistent basis.
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Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime! I can't wait for this new year of lessons taught and learned by all. It shall be a successful year!
Mrs. Conner Waldron