All About Mrs. Myers

I am very excited about being your child's teacher this year. I wanted to take the time to tell you about myself.

I am a graduate of Kent State University. This will be my 7th year of teaching. My seven years have all been at Lexington Elementary. I started as a Title 1 Reading tutor. I am moving up from second grade and will be teaching third grade. I graduated with my Master's Degree in Instructional Technology on August 18, 2007. As you will see as the year moves on, I am very involved in technology in the classroom. At the end of the 2003/2004 school year, I wrote a grant and received some great technology equipment to use. I continue to use the new technology to enhance my students' learning.

My husband and I will celebrate 23 years of marriage on September 29th and we have two sons. My husband is a Construction Superintendent for Shook, Inc. He deals with industrial/commercial construction. Logan is 20 years old and will be a junior at the University of Akron. Logan is majoring in Engineering. My other son is Kyle and he is 17 years old. He will be a senior at West Branch. Kyle is my child who keeps me on my toes. He makes life interesting! Kyle's main interest is motorcycles and playing guitar. It gets quite loud here at home!!

I have many things I love to do. One of them is reading. I do a lot of reading; whether it is school related, for relaxation, or for furthering my profession.

I also like to do crafts--mostly crosstitch. I have completed approximately 40 crosstitch projects, but I only have 4 that I have kept. I am slowly building up the ones I keep. My husband jokes that we soon won't have enough wall space to hang all of my pictures. Crosstitch is a form of relaxation for me and I will sometimes be up until midnight working on something if I am really stressed out. I can often work for hours at a time.

My most beloved thing to do is work with dogs. I am with a therapy dog organization called Therapy Dogs International (TDI). My goal is to some day have a reading program at Lexington that combines children reading to dogs. I have been involved in this type of endeavor at Rodman Library in the past. I also provide pet safety presentations to schools and youth groups (this is a subject close to my heart). Besides teaching, I find this volunteering is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. I have two dogs. One is a Shiloh Shepherd named Misty. Misty is now 8 years old and was my first therapy dog. My second dog is a German Shepherd and is named Bella who is 5 years old.

I am a certified American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and can test dogs for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. My next goal is to become a certified Therapy Dogs International Evaluator. Once I pass the qualifications, I will be certified to test dogs and handlers for these certifications so that the dog/handler team may visit nursing homes, etc.

That is just a little bit about me. I do want you to know that I have your child's best interests at heart. I think one of the most important things I can do as a teacher is to guide your child to be a life-long learner. I know that as an adult and a teacher, I am constantly learning. My job as your child's third grade teacher is to be a facilitator/guide and give your child the techniques and tools to become a well-rounded, educated child and future adult.

If you have any concerns or questions throughout the year, you can call me at school, send me a note or send me an e-mail. I will do my best to answer you that day. However, sometimes life intrudes and it will take me a day to get back to you.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me,

Mrs. Rebecca Myers



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August 19, 2007