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Wendy Nguyen

Science

wnguyen@peninsulaheritage.org

First and foremost, I would like to express how excited I am to introduce myself as a long-standing member of the staff at Peninsula Heritage School. For the past twenty three years, it has been an honor and privilege to be an inspiring instructor for the children who attend this fine educational establishment. I am also proud to say that my lovely daughter is an alumna of our school.

Here is a little background on me. I grew up in England where I obtained my education. Knowing I had an interest in working with children, I pursued a job opportunity, and transferred to Switzerland where I worked with children for four years. This is when I beganto pursue a career in this field. I possess the positive qualities that I feel that are important for a teacher to have.

Upon moving to the States, I was eager to explore my desire to teach and was then offered a position at our school in the Kindergarten Program. Continuing my education became a priority, while working fulltime. I have obtained myEarly Childhood Degree and Teacher Permit.

I have spent the last three years teaching our Kindergarten and First Grade Science Program. Prior to this, I worked in the Kindergarten program for eighteen consecutive years, implementing, science, math and our open court reading curriculum. Because of my experience, I am now teaching1st Grade Enrichment Language Arts. In addition I’m responsible for overseeing the planning and curriculum of my program, newsletters, and continue to help in maintaining a healthy and secure environment for our children.

My greatest ambition is to encourage students to express their individuality, independence, and acquire their academic abilities. I believe this promotes all levels of developmentthrough hands-on-lessons creating a safe environment. I effectively teach my students to feel confident to share their ideas and thoughts. I am patient, nurturing, kind, understanding, supportive and attentive to all children’s needs.

The most important lesson I have learned from my years of teaching at Peninsula Heritage School is that each child is a unique individual, in their backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences. For this reason, I am aware that all children do not learn in the same way. Eager to grow and develop my skills, ultimately, I am determined to be the best teacher I can be. My hobbies include gardening, traveling, and spending time in England visiting family.