WELCOME TO FOURTH GRADE!! It is with pleasure that you are welcomed to our classes. Mrs. Blair will be teaching mathematics and science. Mrs. Federico will be teaching English language arts and social studies. We are looking forward to a rewarding and successful year of learning, cooperation, and hard work from everyone. This is also the LEAP year, and successful preparation is built into each day throughout the year.
I am a product of the St. Tammany Parish School System. I went from Mandeville Kindergarten through Mandeville High School, after which I went to L.S.U. and finished with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. I began my teaching career in 2005 at Whispering Forest Elementary as the Gifted teacher before moving to Clearwood Junior High in 2006. This will be my 12th year teaching at Clearwood Junior High. My husband and I live in Covington with our 4 year old daughter and our 5 month old daughter.
I absolutely believe 4th grade is the BEST grade! In this year, I witness so many children start to come into their own with independence, responsibility, and cultivate a love for learning and pride in what they do each day. This is also what I love the most about this grade: how much the students learn and grow, how much they share with me, and all of the hugs and smiles I receive each day. I truly look forward to a successful school year.