Principal

Starr Schwinn, School Principal
Grades: 3rd - 8th

Welcome to another year of school! I am so excited to be working with your children. I have been a teacher since 2001. I have a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching children grow & learn, and walking with my two small mixed terriers, Daisy & Cider. Also, I am married 18+ years to a wonderful man.

I believe…

 

  • Learning is a process involving the mind, body and spirit.
  • Children want to learn.
  • Children need time for exploring, experimenting and practicing new skills.
  • That practiced classroom routines and procedures not only save time, but also, limit discipline issues.
  • In having respect for one another.
  • Children can teach each other.
  • In using multiple teaching strategies (one-to-one, small groups, cooperative learning) to reach each learning type.
  • In teaching basic skills through topics and themes of interest.
  • In giving specific praise to children for their hard work and best efforts.
  • Children must feel safe to learn best.
  • Once physical and emotional needs are met, then children can reach their fullest potential in the classroom.
  • Children learn through what teachers model.
  • I can provide the means, equipment, and skills to help children become lifelong learners.

 

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