An Illinois native, Melissa Camasta has had over 12 years of teaching experience in both formal and non-formal education. After she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, she began her educational career as an environmental educator working in Hood River, OR. Upon returning to Illinois, she pursued her Elementary Education degree at Southern Illinois University. She is the mother of three beautiful girls, who mean the world to her. As a family, they spend their free time camping, hiking, and exploring the great outdoors. She will be teaching in the 1st-3rd classroom at CNS effective with the 2015-16 school year.
Children can accomplish so much when given a loving, warm and respectful learning environment. Trust and security is an important part of that environment and needs to be established between teacher and student. I strive to build relationships with my students by earning their respect through caring, fun and exciting experiences. I of course cannot do these things alone--families of my students play an intricate role in their child's education. I firmly believe in forming positive relationships with each student's family. No student is the same, and I try to provide learning experiences that meet the needs of each individual student. I achieve this through exploration and hands-on experiences that allow students to work in groups or as individuals. I also believe in a child-centered classroom, where my role is to provide guidance through my students' educational journey.
Email Melissa at: email@example.com
|For Personal Use:|
|1 pk||Expo fine-point or regular-point markers|
|1 pk||Ticonderoga pencils|
|1 pk||colored pencils|
|1 bottle||Elmer's glue|
|1||primary journal (1st grade only)|
|1||composition notebook (2nd & 3rd grades)|
|1||pair indoor shoes|
|1 pk||construction paper|
|1 pk||wide-ruled paper|
|1 box||quart- or gallon-sized Ziplock bags|
|1 box||facial tissue|
|1 pk||Lysol wipes|
Last updated 08/02/2016.
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