Dear Parents and Families,
I want to extend to you and your child my warmest welcome into our classroom. My name is Mrs. Nielsen and I will be your child’s teacher this year. This will be my fourth year working at Mary Williams, but I have fifteen years of experience as an Elementary Educator. I graduated with a BA degree in English from SUNY New Paltz, and completed my Masters degree in Elementary Education at Mercy College, NY. I have experience working with 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th-8th grades.
I enjoy spending time reading, exercising, and spending time with my husband, my 10-year-old daughter, Lailah and my 8-year son Kameron.
My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and each child learns in a different way. One of my jobs as a teacher is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside with them to maximize it. I believe in hands-on experiences, learning creatively I am really looking forward to another fun–filled and educational year!
Finally, I want you to know that one of my most important goals this year is to keep the lines of communication open with you. I am available every day to talk with you between 8:30 a.m. and 8:55 a.m. and between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at 703-445-8376 ext. 112 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions or concerns during the year. I will also do my part by sending out a newsletter to update you on what we have been doing in class as well as things that are up coming. For individual concerns, I will contact you by phone, send a note home, or email you (if an email address is provided). Please feel free to participate in your child’s second grade year as much as you are able. Helping hands are always needed. Whether it is reading a story to the class, helping with field trips or class parties, or any other participation that will enrich our classroom experiences.
I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting year with you and your child!