Exceptional Educator: Scarlett Wand
Ms. Wand comes to Inver Grove Heights as a first-grade teacher at Hilltop Elementary.
School districts go through a lot of changes every year. Veteran teachers retire, some switch districts and some are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed right out of college.
In an effort to keep Inver Grove Heights parents up to date on who is heading up local classrooms, we're lauching our newest featureExceptional Educator.
Each week we'll try to introduce one new teacher to the community. If your child raves about him or her or if you've had a great conference or interaction with that particular teacher, let folks know in the comment stream.
1. Inver Grove Heights Patch: How long have you been teaching?
Scarlett Wand: I have been teaching since 2010 in both French and Elementary settings. Last year I worked at both St. Ambrose in Woodbury and Kaposia Education Center in South St. Paul.
2. Patch: What do you feel is the best part of your job?
Wand: The best part of my job is seeing the growth in all of my students both academically and socially. I love to see their faces light up when they start to understand something that they didn't before.
3. Patch: What is your proudest teaching moment?
Wand: My proudest teaching moment was when one of my English Language Learners, a kindergartener at the time, spoke for the first time of the year during sharing. His confidence grew more and more every day because of our loving and respectful classroom family!
4. Patch: What do you hope to bring to your IGH classroom?
Wand: I hope to bring my enthusiasm for lifelong learning! I love making connections in math and science with literacy ... helping kids make sense of the world around them.
5. Patch: If you left teaching tomorrow, what profession would you go into? Why?
Wand: If I left teaching tomorrow (which I wouldn't!) I would want to become a writer. I have always enjoyed writing and I also enjoy traveling. You can write anywhere so it would be a perfect fit!