Meet Cohort #2
The following is a group of dedicated teachers whose collective mission is to put students at the center of the classroom through personalized learning.
2021 - 2022 SCHOOL YEAR
4th Grade, Special Education
Jessica works at Casey Park Elementary School. She loves her job because it is so rewarding to see her students succeed. Jessica's teacher super-power is her energy. Her pump up song is 'Party in the USA' by Miley Cyrus.
Amanda teaches at Seward Elementary School. She loves her job because of the great kids and colleagues that she gets to meet. Her teaching super-power is her work ethic. Amanda's pump up song is anything by Prince or Bruno Mars.
Missy works at Owasco Elementary School. She is an instructional Literacy Coach for Grades 5-6. She loves her job because she loves building relationships with students. Her superpower is making a connection with kids. To pump her up...just play "Shut up and Dance".
Nicole works at both Owasco and Seward Elementary Schools. She loves creating positive relationships with her students. She loves to be active and gets pumped up by 'Yeah!' by Usher. Her teacher superpower is be approachable and kind.
Nicole works at Owasco Elementary School. She loves her job because she loves her students. Her pump-up song depends on the day! Her superpower is being organized.
Claire works at Genesee Elementary School. She loves her job because she loves teaching children and building relationships with them. To pump Claire up, you just have to play 'September' by Earth, Wind and Fire. Her teacher superpower is being flexible and having lots of empathy for her students.
Instructional Literacy Coach
Mel supports teachers at Auburn Junior High School and Seward Elementary. She loves building relationships with students, faculty and staff. Her teacher superpower is making connections and her sense of humor. Mel's pump-up song is Don't Stop Me Now by Queen.
Lynn works as the school counselor at Seward Elementary. She also teaches SEL in grades K-6. She loves her job because interacting with children and adults, being a support system, and witnessing strong growth is amazing. Her teacher superpower is empathy. And her pump-up song can be anything!
Nick is a Design Principal for Education Elements. Nick gets to work with school districts throughout the county. He loves connecting with students and teachers about the things that really matter in the classroom. His teacher superpower is his passion. Nick's pump up song is 'Juke Box Hero' by Foreigner.
Erin teaches at Casey Park Elementary School. She loves her job because she enjoys working with kids. The song that gets her pumped up is 'Believer' by Imagine Dragons. Her teacher superpower is creating an environment where students feel safe and enjoy learning.
Danielle works at Genesee Elementary School. She loves her job because everyday there's a different challenge, no day is ever the same. Her favorite pump-up song is...'Let's Hear it for the Boys' by Deniece Williams. Her teacher superpower is being a safe and supportive adult her students can rely on.
Merissa works at Genesee Elementary School. She loves her job because she loves watching students have a learning moment where something 'clicks'. Her favorite pump-up song is 'Shake It Off' by Taylor Swift. Her teacher superpower is having a lot of empathy.
Christine works at Herman Avenue Elementary School. She loves her job because she loves teaching children. She loves to teach them reading and watching the joy in her students when they learn about their world. Her pump-up song is 'Centuries' by Fall Out Boy. Her superpower is caring and teacher her students like she would want her own children to be taught and treated.
Brandy Burns Hadfield
Brandy works at Casey Park Elementary. She loves her job because she loves the art of teaching and watching her students learn on a daily basis. Her favorite pump-up song is 'Happy'. Her superpower is compassion and understanding.
Andrea works at Casey Park Elementary School. She loves her job because she loves giving her students the tools they need to be successful and to watch how excited they get when they know they can do it. Her pump-up song is 'Celebration' by Kool & the Gang. Her teacher superpower is being positive and creating a nurturing environment for her students.
Director of Personalized Learning
Renee is a former principal and current Director of ELA, Math and Personalized Learning. Renee supports all of our fellows by providing resources, guidance and classroom observations. Renee's teacher-superpower is kindness. Her pump-up song is Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce.