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Our Pre-Kindergarten Team

PreK-3

Ms. Chin, Teacher

Hometown:  Treasure Beach , Jamaica

Education: Liberty University, Virginia- Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Studies

What makes you passionate about teaching?

I am passionate about teaching as a result of the positive influence my teachers had on me during the first few years of my education.

What is your approach to ensuring success in the classroom?

I use the zone of proximal development to ensure that each student receives support based on their needs. I adapt my lesson plan and activities and differentiate lessons so that my students can enhance their skills and achieve their goals. Positive reinforcement is another strategy that I use so students can become motivated to participate throughout the learning process.

If somebody walked into your classroom, what would they see happening? 

My students engage in meaningful learning activities. They would be working cooperatively and display enthusiasm while learning.

Fun Facts:

I have lived in several states and traveled several times to Canada. I enjoy being in a social gathering with people from different cultures and recognize the similarities among our cultural traditions.

PreK-4

Mrs. Plunket, Lead Teacher

Hometown:  Fairfield, CT

Education:  St. Joseph's University, Elementary and Special Education degree

What makes you passionate about teaching?

I love being with the children at a young age - instilling a love of learning. I enjoy seeing the pride they have in their achievements and progress in their first years of school. I know that it will foster their desire for continued achievement through their lives.

What is your approach to ensure success in the classroom?

I teach to various learning styles, making sure information is presented visually, auditorily, and with kinesthetic-tactile techniques.

If somebody walked into your classroom, what would they see happening?

The would see students and teachers celebrating each other in their wins.  In PreK we don't just celebrate the big wins or major milestones; we celebrate the small wins along the way - the "inchstones."

Fun Facts:

As a former spin and pilates instructor, I like to be active.  You can find me on the Peloton and running around the park with my kids when I'm not at school.

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Ms. DeSilva, PreK Aide 

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Education: Slippery Rock University - Early Childhood Education

What makes you passionate about teaching? 

I enjoy making a difference in a young child's life.

What is your approach to ensure success in the classroom?  

I work hard to meet each child's individual needs.

If somebody walked into your classroom, what would they see happening? 

They would see a structured classroom with children happily working.

Fun Facts: 

I love to travel on my free time, I did a lot of traveling around the world with my parents when I was growing up.

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