Fourth Grade: Because I am in two buildings when you go to Fourth Grade you will see McDowell at the top of the page. You are on the right site just scroll down and you will see the 4th grade menu items on the left.Welcome to Pat Armbruster's Website"Where Everyone is a Student and Everyone is a Teacher"Introduction
Hello! My name is Pat Armbruster. My educational background includes a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and Learning Disabilities from Kent State University as well as a Masters Degree in Reading Specialization also from Kent State University. I consider myself a lifelong learner. I completed my certification as a gifted intervention specialist in 2009. I have over 84 hours of study in addition to my masters' work and am attending professional development, constantly reading educational journals, and books to keep current in my knowledge about educational practices. In 2015, I earned my second designation of Master Teacher, reflecting that I successfully completed and submitted a portfolio documenting how I have met and exceeded the standards of excellence in teaching established by the State of Ohio. As a teacher in Hudson for 42 years, I taught first grade for twenty years, third grade for twelve, and this is will be my eleventh year as the REACH teacher at McDowell and my fourth year as fourth grade REACH at East Woods. I have been the gifted consultant for kindergarten, first, and second grades. I feel very fortunate to have my dream job as a Gifted Intervention Specialist.
My philosophy of teaching is to offer a supportive, nurturing and intellectually stimulating classroom environment where all students have ownership and where everyone feels respected. The motto of our classroom is "No one is a failure who keeps trying," and I encourage students to take risks, make mistakes, and learn from mistakes right along with me. The success of this year will be a team effort between students, parents, and teachers. Together we will facilitate some amazing accomplishments.
Pat ArmbrusterGifted grades 3 & 4Phone: 330-653-1500Fax: 330-653-1269Email: firstname.lastname@example.org