Welcome to Kindergarten!
My name is Mrs. Castellani and I teach Kindergarten. I have been a teacher for 19 years in the Belleville School System. The past 10 years, I've enjoyed teaching Kindergarten. My "BA" is in Education and Sociology and my Master' s Degree is in the Art of Teaching. I am a mother of two and enjoy working at School #5.
I am excited to have the opportunity to teach your children! I value them and hold their education in the highest regards. I realize that you send me your most precious gift each and everyday ~ your child.
It is my goal to meet the individual needs of each student so that they can reach the highest level of their potential. I believe in creating an environment that is safe and conducive to learning where students are encouraged to take risks and work independently to build self-confidence.
School should be an engaging and interactive learning experience where students build positive relationships through character education. I will work to develop a positive and nurturing relationship with each child.
"Human Nature is not a machine to be built after a model and set to do the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides."
By John Stuart Mill
I look forward to a wonderful 2015-16 with your children!