I am so excited to be returning as a First Grade teacher at The Academy! I have a passion for teaching and I consider myself a lifelong learner. I returned to college as a non-traditional student in order to fulfill my dream of being a teacher in 2008. I obtained both my Bachelors and Master degree at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, NY. I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology in 2010 and immediately started my Master program in Elementary Education. I graduated with distinction in May of 2011. I have a range of experience teaching different age groups from preschool to middle school.
I was born and raised in Winthrop, NY which is a very small town in the far Northern part of the state. I met my husband in Canada in May of 1990 and we have been together ever since. We love to go exploring and enjoy spending time together. We have lived in New York, Florida, North Carolina, and five years ago we made Colorado our new home. We cant imagine living anywhere other than here! We love spending our time in the mountains and you can usually find me behind my camera capturing the incredible views and wildlife. When we arent in the mountains you can find us hanging out with our awesome border collie, Sam.
I have high expectations for all my students and I strive to build a positive relationship with each student and their families. I want all of my students to know that I support them in all off their activities both here at school and outside of the classroom. I often attend sporting events, concerts, and recitals so my students know I care about them. I use Love and Logic along with Whole Brain teaching in my approach to class room management along with positive reinforcement and a focus on our Wildcat core values. I have an actively engaged classroom and love to include song, dance, and movement into our learning. I offer various rewards and incentives within the classroom that include special lunch dates, whole class reward points, and a treasure chest full of special prizes.
I am looking forward to a fantastic year! Please contact me with any questions you may have. I am here to help in any way I can.
Renee Ethier, MST
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