This month we would like to highlight one of our amazing Parish Day School teachers, Mrs. DeLasAlas. We are thankful for the love and care she pours into her classroom each day. Ms. D has been part of Parish Day School for the past 9 years. We love watching Ms. D in action, working on science experiments, or process art projects, and inspiring her little learners. She works hard along with our Pre-K team to prepare our students for Kindergarten.
What brought you to the field of Early Childhood Education?
We moved to Key West, Florida and I was a stay-at-home mom. My youngest son started preschool and I started volunteering. His teacher transferred and recommended me to take her position.
Why did you want to teach at Parish Day School?
Parish Day School gives its teachers the ability to do their best every day. We provide the children with the chance to experience hands-on learning in a supportive environment.
Do you have a role model or hero that inspired you?
I work with an amazing team of teachers at PDS. They have taught me how to be the best teacher I can be.
What do you bring to Parish Day School that makes you unique?
I have great organizational and time management skills. I am able to provide a rich learning environment through our centers and small group activities. There is always something fun going on in our room.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Learning should be fun and hands-on. I want to give the children a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
What is your favorite thing about being part of the Parish Day School Team?
I enjoy working with a wonderful group of teachers. They are always willing to share ideas, offer help when you need it, and provide support.
Do you have a favorite time of year at Parish Day School?
I love springtime at PDS. Watching the children learn about the lifecycles and their excitement over the baby chicks and butterflies. I love seeing how much progress the children have made since September.
Do you have a favorite quote or motto?
Strive for progress, not perfection.