Ms. Barbara Vado
• My background • I graduated from the University of New Orleans in 1989 with a B.A. in Elementary Education.
• My experience • 22 years in St. Tammany Parish –teaching 2nd Grade
• My family • I have a wonderful daughter, Brittany, who is 26 years old. I have an 11 month old granddaughter, Blakely. • I have a Pomeranian named Cody.
My teaching philosophy:
Together my students and I will work to create a safe and positive environment where it’s ok to make mistakes, and to try new things. As the teacher, I will encourage my students to be responsible, independent thinkers. It is my goal to facilitate learning in the classroom and to gradually, allow the students to become more responsible for themselves, to step back and allow the students to lead the way in their learning experiences. I encourage students to work both independently and collaboratively. As independent learners, my students are responsible for their own work and behavior. Working cooperatively, they learn to accept and appreciate each others' differences and learning styles and gain social skills in order to become life-long learners.