**Beginning February 12, 2021 Ms. Canale's 4th Grade Class will by hybrid. Some students will be in-person 5 days a week while the others will be virtual 5 days a week. Homework each night will be 20 minutes of reading on EPIC and the daily Math assignment on our Savvas Pearson Website. All additional information can be found on Microsoft Teams. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions or concerns.
Phone: (314) 353-1346
Degrees and Certifications:
Master's in Elementary Education *Anticipated Graduation Date July 2021 Bachelor of Arts in Sociology May 2013
I am a Belleville, IL native who currently resides in Alton, IL. In my spare time I love to cook - so much so that I have made a small side-business as a personal meal prep cook! In my spare time, I love to go for walks down the Great River Road. In the summer you can find me outside either swimming, kayaking, camping, or going for hikes!
This will be my 4th year teaching and 2nd year in St. Louis Public Schools. After graduating with my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, I spent a year in Micronesia teaching 11th grade English as a Second Language. After my incredible year there, I traveled around the globe visiting a total of 12 countries while working for nonprofits. In 2015 I came back to my roots here in the Midwest. Over the past 5 years I have found myself returning to the classroom twice and, ultimately, realizing that teaching is where my heart lies. Upon hearing about UMSL's Teach Residency program, I immediately signed up. I am currently in my second year with the program which allows me to receive my Master's Degree in Elementary Education simultaneously while teaching. This has been tremendous in the fact that I can apply what I learn immediately to my classroom.
My teaching philosophy stems from the Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, and Montessori approaches. I firmly believe that each child learns and expresses themselves in their own unique way, and it is our job as educators to help guide the child to understanding how they best learn.
I look forward to getting to know you and your child throughout this school year!
"Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn." - Loris Malaguzzi