Phone: 330-653-1246 ext. 1177
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Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am thrilled to be working with you and your child in third grade! My name is Mrs. Effinger and I am an intervention specialist for third grade! This is my 14th year teaching in Hudson and I absolutely love it! I attended Cleveland State University where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education as an intervention specialist for students with moderate to severe educational and behavioral needs. In 2012, I earned a master's degree in Educational Administration from Kent State University.
Let me share with you my plans to support your child as we journey together.
I will provide a safe and nurturing environment where learning is made fun, expectations are set high, made clear, and mistakes are new discoveries. Each student will learn the skills to become a well-rounded citizen in and out of the classroom so that they become knowledgeable and contributing members of society. Students will have the right to apply, analyze, and reflect on knowledge constructed within the classroom that is driven by them.
I believe in helping each and every student become successful and reach their highest potential. I am committed to helping your child achieve academically and emotionally, through research-based instructional strategies, critical thinking, inquiry, service learning, project-based learning, and hands-on experience, as well as teaching in a way that makes sense to your child’s learning style.
But, to get there, I also believe in making sure that we develop a trusting relationship, positive self-esteem/confidence, tools for navigating through their emotions and friendships, and developing a growth mindset. It is such a great feeling when you work hard to achieve a goal, whether it be academic or social.
Our classroom will be structured, but also full of life, learning, and fun! I look forward to working with you as a team to make this a great third-grade year!
By Cleo V. Swarat
I dreamed I stood in a studio
And watched two sculptors there,
The clay they used was a young child’s mind
And they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher:
the tools she used were books and music and art;
One was a parent:
With a guiding hand and gentle loving heart.
And when at last their work was done,
They were proud of what they had wrought.
For the things they had worked into the child
Could never be sold or bought!
And each agreed she would have failed
if she had worked alone.
For behind the parent stood the school,
and behind the teacher stood the home!