Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Mrs. Datre. I am delighted to continue teaching Preschool at Morris Avenue this year! This is my eighth year teaching in the Longbranch district and my fifteenth year as a teacher in early childhood. I am very pleased, Ms. Courtney Braun, will be our class Instructional Assistant this year. We are thrilled to be working together with your children and watching them grow in so many ways. We look forward to an exciting and rewarding year with our wonderful class and families.
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Here's a bio of me:
The early childhood teacher holds several roles.
The teacher must love all of her children and treat them as equal but special individuals, thus she is a mother.
The teacher must ask thought provoking questions and encourage
exploration and investigation, thus she is a scientist.
The teacher must sing loud and proud, even if she cannot carry a tune, thus she is a musician.
The teacher must run, hop, jump, skip, and tumble with the children, thus she is a gymnast.
The teacher must share accounts of far away lands and imaginary people, thus she is a storyteller.
The teacher must bandage scraped knees and kiss "ouchies", thus she is a nurse.
The teacher must give words of encouragement, louder and stronger than anyone thought possible, thus she is a cheerleader.
The teacher must listen with open ears and an empathetic heart, thus she is a friend.
The teacher does not entertain, dictate, police, referee, lecture, demolish, or judge.
The teacher is a facilitator, enables, questioner, encourager, organizer, nurturer, backer, advocator, and supporter.
The early childhood teacher holds several roles, each different in action, but equal in importance.
To teach is to touch a life forever. That is what the most important role of the teacher is.