“Be the change you want to see in the world.” This quote by Mahatma Gandhi has been the foundation of my teaching philosophy. I believe that as an educator I can create positive change and growth not only by teaching the required curriculum but by serving as a leader and role model for my students in fostering positive character traits and behaviors. In today's society of blended cultures and diverse ethnic backgrounds, I feel it is important to instill within the children the importance of respect and appreciation for all the people within their community.
I also believe that every child is capable of learning and succeeding in life. My goal is to create not only a safe and positive learning environment that fosters a love of learning and success, but also a place where my students will feel loved and valued.