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Ms. Slater's 4th Grade Welcome

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Welcome to fourth grade! I believe a good learning experience is built on a cooperative effort between parent, child, and teacher.  My expectations for conduct and standards for academic growth are high.  With your participation, we can look forward to a productive, creative, and fun year!


¡Bienvenidos a cuarto grado! Creo que una buena experiencia de aprendizaje se basa en un esfuerzo cooperativo entre padres, niños y maestros. Mis expectativas de conducta y estándares de crecimiento académico son altas. ¡Con su participación, podemos esperar un año productivo, creativo y divertido!  


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Education: Bachelor's Degree from Valparaiso University, Masters degree from Governors State University, Gifted Endorsed K-4

Background: I have been a classroom teacher for 27 years. (I know, seems like a long time!) I have taught fourth grade for the past 10 years, and before that taught 3rd grade here at Prairie Oak Elementary for 8 years. Prior to teaching here in Berwyn, I taught 3rd Grade and Kindergarten at a Catholic school for 9 years. 

Interests: Disney, reading, spending time with family, and my favorite dog nephew, Zeke!