Feature Teacher Kristen Macedo
We are thrilled to introduce you to our feature teacher this month, Kristen Macedo. This is Ms. Kristen's sixth year teaching at Parish Day School. When you enter Ms. Kristen's classroom you will notice the inspiring activities, hands-on-learning, classroom experiments, and the sweet excitment from her students. She has a natural way of making everyone feel welcomed and loved. She is a skilled and knowledgable early child educator. We are so thankful to have Ms. Kristen on our Parish Day School Team!
What brought you to the field of ECE?
I began my education in Special Ed. But once I started teaching, I realized that my passion was early childhood. The opportunity to have fun, be creative, get messy and help to nurture little humans and help them grow is pretty special. I can't envision myself doing anything else.
Why did you want to teach at Parish Day School?
All three of my children went to PDS. We spent seven consecutive years being part of the Parish Day School family, it felt like home. So, when the opportunity to become a staff member presented itself, I very happily and excitedly accepted.
Do you have a role model or hero that inspired you?
Yes! The teachers at PDS, especially Ms.D. It's such a great group to work with. I love being in all the classrooms. I always walk out inspired and motivated to try new things.
What do you bring to Parish Day School that makes you unique?
Oh, that's a hard one. We're a fairly eclectic group.
What is your teaching philosophy?
To make everyday fun for not only the children, but for the teachers as well. To build a classroom that is a family and/or a team through positive interaction, love and grace. And to create an environment that supports the individual needs of every student.
What is your favorite thing about being part of the Parish Day School Team?
I love that we truly are a team.
Do you have a favorite time of the year at Parish Day School?
I don't. There is something special about each time of the year at PDS.
Do you have favorite quote or motto?
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. -Maya Angelou I apply this to both life and the classroom.