B.S., United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
5 years active duty service as an officer in the United States Army
Attended University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Watson School of Education
ITEACH Texas Teacher Certification Program
Collegiate Professional License, Commonwealth of Virginia, Elementary Education, PreK-6th Grade
Texas Early Childhood – 6th grade Standard Teaching Certificate
English as a Second Language Supplemental EC -6 Texas Standard Teaching Certificate
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Certified
I feel blessed to be part of the Aquinas community. Each new day is a day of grace and an opportunity for my kindergarten students to grow in knowledge and faith and develop a love of learning. My goal is for all of my students to have a wonderful kindergarten experience.
Ms. White and Mrs. Devin wanted to wish everyone a wonderful summer!
We will miss you and cannot wait to see you in the fall. There are many ways to help your child recall all they learned this year and strategies to avoid a “summer slide”. Establishing a routine is key to achieving the latter! Spending 30 minutes- 3 to 4 days a week- reviewing their sight words, practicing their addition/subtraction facts or reading their final word list will really help! It would be GREAT to get your child a summer journal or notebook so they can use it at least a couple times a week to write about what they have been doing. Not only will it be a wonderful keepsake for them to have but it will keep their writing skills on point. Writing letters to friends and family is always a great activity during the summer. This is especially true as we all have missed spending time with many of our closest relationships. Finally…READING!!!!!!! The summer is a FANTASTIC time to read for pleasure!!!!!! Making sure your student has books at their reading level is important! It is always HELPFUL to make sure your student has books that are of interest to them AND that they have not yet read over and over. Most libraries will have drive through pickup and returns this summer by using their online reservation process. It is also great to swap books with friends that have similar age/reading level students! Its a win-win for both families and when you are done you will get your books back!
Aquinas is allowing IXL access to all students all summer long! This is WONDERFUL! Your student’s username and password will be the same as it has been throughout E Learning. IXL has GREAT practice opportunities in both Math and Language Arts. As you know, you navigate the subject by using the tabs provided on the IXL site. You can also pick the grade level. I would recommend starting with all the Kindergarten skills and then moving on to the 1st Grade skills. The purpose of using IXL during the summer is to help your student recall skills learned so the review of Kindergarten skills is very helpful and will build their confidence as they prepare to enter 1st Grade. Using the 1st Grade skills on IXL will also prepare them for the 1st Grade but will also be more challenging. A blended approach may be best!
Have a wonderful summer! God Bless you and your families!