Miss Naumann in a Nutshell
over 2 years ago
I've wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember! When I was in kindergarten, I used to spend my afternoons setting up my very own school in my living room. I loved to play school, teaching all of my stuffed animals their ABC's. I was so passionate about teaching that after I graduated from Hempfield High School, I went on to graduate from Penn State with a degree in Childhood and Early Adolescent Education and a minor in Special Education. I just graduated this May! I must say that the one thing I love in this world as much as teaching is PENN STATE. We are... Penn State!
Though this is my first year teaching, I'm not new to kindergarten! I recently spent a full year student teaching in both second grade and kindergarten. Kindergarten stole my heart right away. I loved their energy, their positivity, and their willingness to try new things! So it feels like quite a blessing to be here at Donegal teaching K! I'm excited to make a home here.
Outside of school, you can find me reading (most likely children's books) or starting up a new craft project. I've been playing the piano since I was five and recently picked up the ukulele! Music is very important to me, and it's something I like to bring into the classroom with me. I love to take pictures and travel to new places. Some of my favorite places to visit are Palm Beach, Florida and Los Angeles, California. My favorite place in the world, however, is New York City. I go there to shop and see fun shows on Broadway!
Families, thank you for entrusting your child to me while at school! I am thrilled about having your child in my class this year and cannot wait to take on math, reading, social studies, and science together! My biggest goal for all of my students is to not only help them be successful academically, but to...
1. Instill curiosity and a life-long love of learning.
2. Encourage them to find their own voice and respect the voices of others.
3. Build empathy.
4. Cultivate a growth mindset (this means understanding that we can be better learners with PRACTICE and GRIT).
5. And to show them that they MATTER in the world!