I am so excited to be working at Veterans Elementary this year and I am even more excited to be teaching 3rd grade! We have a wonderful team of teachers on the 3rd grade team and I know it's going to be a lot of fun as we go through this year together.
As 3rd graders, we work hard, we learn a lot, and we have a lot of fun doing it. In our classroom, just as in our school, it is important that we treat each others with respect and that we grow socially and emotionally even as we grow academically. Remember to have your child ready to engage in their own learning each day.
This will be my 3rd year teaching, and my 9th year working in education. My first year, I worked as a 4th grade teacher in Templeton, CA and absolutely loved it and this will be my second year teaching 3rd grade at Veterans Elementary and I am so glad to be here! I received my Teaching Credential from Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, which greatly influenced my philosophy on teaching. Before that, I've worked a number of jobs in education, such as a Special Education Aide, an Instructional Assistant, and a substitute teacher. My interest in education stems from my desire to help others and my love of working with children. I am constantly impressed by the abilities of these young people and I seek to encourage them to pursue their interests and empower them to be independent workers and critical thinkers.
I welcome your participation and encourage communication. We are all working together to help your children grow and become the best students they can be. Thank you!
Mr. James Walker
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