Hello My Name Is...
Welcome to the wonderful world of Kindergarten at Montebello Elementary School! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your child’s teacher. My name is Ms. Tanette Weaber and I am very excited about having the privilege to teach your child this year. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 10 years. I attended college at Northern Arizona University where I received a Bachelor in Science Education in Elementary Education and a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education. Before coming to teach at Montebello, I was at Paradise Valley Community College as an Early Childhood Education Coordinator managing a research project. I believe that teaching is truly a calling and I have known since I was very young that I wanted to be a teacher. Most importantly, a Kindergarten teacher!
Kindergarten marks an amazing milestone in your child’s educational journey. Kindergarten is caught in the crossroads of education. It lies between early childhood learning and the intensified demands of primary education. I believe all children are competent and capable learners. My ultimate goal is to create students who are empowered learners who can successfully apply information to a variety of real-life situations. I believe in respecting and supporting the multiple ways that children learn and represent their understanding of life and the world around them. Your child will embark on a journey of learning that involves daily opportunities to solve problems, interact with peers, and build confidence. Learning for young children must be active and social in nature. Children are thinking, moving, feeling, and interacting human beings. I believe in teaching the whole child by nurturing their development and learning in the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social domains. I focus on each student’s needs and interest and celebrate his or her diversity. I believe that authentic learning occurs when identity, culture, and community are valued and become vehicles for learning. Diversity, the willingness to try, encouragement, and celebration define the truly effective kindergarten family of focused learners. In our class, we are committed to creating a learning community that values caring relationships, inquiry and innovation, creativity and a democratic way of life. I believe in finding joy in learning and living.
Parents are the first and most important teacher in their child’s life. Parent participation in the life of the school is essential and takes many forms. The exchange of ideas between families and teachers is vital to development of a learning community. Families have the potential to bring vitality and richness to the school by contributing distinctive life experiences and wisdom. I invite you to become a Parent Volunteer at Montebello and welcome you to come visit your child’s class to build our family/school partnership.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns at (602) 336-2000 Ext. 5521 or email@example.com.