Mrs.  Western



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Mrs. Western

Welcome to Kindergarten!



I have been teaching for 32 years and have been at Copper Creek for the past 21years. I have taught Kindergarten for 30 years along with 1st grade for 2 years. I received my B.A. in Elementary/Early Childhood Education.
The love of children and the love of literacy have been the two factors that have most influenced me in becoming a teacher. I believe children need to know they belong to a community of learners that we are here to learn together. I give students confidence to believe in their abilities to learn. I view them as learners and thinkers so they start to view themselves as such. I provide them with a supportive frame work in which they grow in independence as young readers and writers and math thinkers. Most importantly I teach them kindness. I model for them patience, gentleness and affirmation. Here at Copper Creek I remind them we are, “The Thinking Class, The Learning Class and The Caring Class.” At Copper Creek my wonderful teammtes and I plan to make education focused on the needs of young learners. We strive to keep learning exciting, fun and hands on.
 I am looking forward to the opportunity of working with your child throughout this year. Kindergarten is an exciting time for both you and your child. We can all work together to make this year a rewarding and successful one.