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Fourth Grade Teachers

Jacqueline Hart
Grade 4 Math and Science

Education

Cleveland State University Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Developmentally Handicap K­12, Elementary 1-8

Walden University Master’s Degree:  Reading and Literacy

Philosophy

I believe every child has a right to a safe place to explore, discover and learn. Education should be all-encompassing developing students academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. School staff and parents must work hand in hand to ensure our students reach their full-potential.

I love that MDA offers a supportive, engaging environment where staff and students work together to make positive change in the world.

Susan Homa
Grade 4 Language Arts & Social Studies

Education

Bowling Green State University Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Hearing Handicap K­12  Notre Dame College of Ohio Middle School Certification, Social Studies & Science, 4-­8   Bowling Green State University Master’s Degree, Curriculum and Instruction

Philosophy

I believe children have the right to an all-­encompassing education that will  benefit their mind, body, and soul. I believe that it is the responsibility of the  teacher to continue to build upon the foundation that was started at home  to endeavor for life-­long learning experiences. To this end, I believe a  teacher should create a nurturing, enriching, and safe environment that is  mindful of a child’s spiritual, social, emotional, and physical well­-being.  Using various means of instruction and assessment that meet different  learning modalities, I believe a teacher will then be able to ensure a  student’s ability to take control of their own learning and instill a sense of  success and fulfillment.