As the year has progressed, i have learned that flexibility is the key factor to my teaching this year. I have been working with 6 different teachers with 150 students until another support teacher was hired. involved in various levels of learning. i have now returned to fifth grade and am working with the teachers to get our students ready for FSA and more importantly, for middle school.
Fifth grade is the bridge and many of the students need help to get acroos the bridge and that is how i plan to spend this second semester.
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Brenda petkanics
I am a 28 year veteran of Teaching. I have taught preschool up to graduating seniors in various settings here in Florida and in Illinois. I have also taught at the college level for pre-teacher education.
I am a single mother of two children and so I know the joys of juggling home and work life and trying to be the best parent I can be and best teacher for the students I get to guide during each school year. Each year brings a new special feeling of awe and wonder as I watch my students blossom and grow and get to see former students make the growth needed to be successful in middle school.