Mrs. Jessica Stack

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Teaching Philosophy

I believe the purpose of education is to prepare students to be confident, positive contributors to society. Education must go beyond the strict teaching of content. Schools must operate with the central tenet of molding students into good citizens of the world.

I believe that all students have the following basic needs: to feel safe, to feel seen, and to feel important as individuals and as a part of a collective whole. I strive to create a classroom environment that is inclusive of all students, as people and as learners. I take the time to talk with my students outside of instructional times to learn more about them. I empower students to create solutions to problems within our class and school community. I involve them in conversations about our classroom and about their own growth and learning. I build relationships with their families, to form a learning team for each child. I share my passion with them every day.

Educational Background

Graduate of St. John the Baptist and John W. Hallahan

Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Gwynedd-Mercy University

Master’s Degree in Reading from Gwynedd-Mercy University

PA Certified in Elementary K-6, Special Education N-12, Reading Specialist K-12, Middle School English 7-9

Taught 4 years at St. Bridget (5th-8th), 9 years at IHM (6th-8th)

Orton-Gillingham Certified Reading Specialist