Saturday, April 21, 2012
Meet Our New Teacher
Ms. Polanco is the new teacher of the month! This is her first year as a para-professional teacher and she is really enjoying it."I like working with the children that I am with everyday", she says. Ms. Polanco has had experiences that have prepared her for a career in teaching. "Before coming to PS4, I used to work with children." She also worked in Real Estate and is a married mother of two children.
When working with students one-on-one, she says that she likes to praise them by giving them treats such as stickers and small prizes that reward them for good behavior. During a recent staff meeting, Ms. White (principal) praised Ms. Polanco for the work she has done with one student in particular. "Ms. Polanco is a miracle worker", said Ms. White. "That student has made a lot of progress."
In the future, this first generation American (her family is from the Dominican Republic) plans on having her own classroom. Welcome to PS4, Ms. Polanco! You're a perfect addition to our staff. Click here to see our most recent teacher of the month!