As an educator I strive to encourage excellence in my students and myself. All students deserve an exceptional education. I believe that every student should be treated as an individual. I believe all students can be successful. Students should be given the time they need to learn. Effective learning takes place best in a positive and safe environment. Success requires teamwork between teachers, students, and parents based on mutual respect and trust. Finally, I believe as a teacher I have a small window of time to help nurture a desire for learning in my students.