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.

Mrs. Devin and Ms. White as Pete the Cat for Read Across Aquinas!

Welcome to K1!

In Religion we are continuing to focus on the year of Faith in our Virtues in Practice Program and we will explore the virtues of mercy, justice, and zeal. The saints who will guide our way are St. John Vianney, Saint Anthony of Padua and St. Paul. We focus on the Easter Story, the Sacraments and Our Blessed Mother in second semester. In Language Arts we begin the next level of the Superkids series called the Superkids’ Club. In the Superkids’ Club, the students learn about the remaining thirteen letters of the alphabet, decode and encode many new words, and develop their reading and writing skills. Our lessons are filled with songs, listening comprehension pages, and writing. We begin each day with our daily dictation lessons and work hard on encoding (spelling) words, decoding words, blending sounds, sight words and reading. Our goal is for our confidence, reading proficiency, and reading enjoyment to continue to grow. We are working on addition and subtraction in math as well as money, time, estimating and simple graphs. Our math lessons follow the Saxon Math curriculum. The Saxon math program we use regularly reviews skills to ensure that our students have a solid understanding of the various kindergarten math skills. The program is designed in a spiral effect so that the students will see the math skills repeatedly but each time the skills will increase in complexity and reinforce previous learning. We look forward to a wonderful second semester with you, our wonderful Kindergarten families!

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