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Welcome to 3rd Grade!

My name is John Sperry and I am very excited for another school year to begin! As way of background, I graduated from Ashland University's Educational Curriculum and Instruction master’s program with a 4.0, and this is my seventh year teaching third grade in the district; I previously taught first grade in my hometown of Columbus. Prior to purchasing a home in Hudson with my wife and having a three-year-old son named Landon, I spent a decade working for a sponsorship agency, the Columbus Crew soccer team, and a Fortune 500 financial retail company. This experience has helped me design a project-based learning curriculum that incorporates real world application. 

My classroom management plan is student-centered. First and foremost, the emphasis is placed on every child feeling physically, mentally, and emotionally safe to learn. Positive behavior will be recorded through a behavior app called "Class Dojo” and is available in real-time for parents to access as students strive toward earning their weekly prize. Each child will receive challenging work to accelerate their growth and it will be taught in an engaging manner that incorporates hands-on learning. To better assist various types of learners, differentiated small group instruction will be provided in the various primary subject areas.

Parent communication and involvement are highly encouraged. A weekly newsletter will be sent home and volunteers are always welcome. I look forward to partnering with both you and your child as we kick off another fun-filled year!