August 28

Introduction

Welcome

Welcome to Stout Middle School and the READ180 classroom! All the information you need about READ180 can be found on my blog. We are using the “Next Generation” of READ180 and System44 with our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students enrolled in this class. So, come on in and check out the sites! If you feel like you didn’t get all your questions answered or you can’t find the information you need, please feel free to drop me an e-mail at ditmare@dearbornschools.org.  I am available most mornings to meet with parents. Please let me know beforehand if you will be stopping by as I do attend meetings frequently.

My Classroom Mission

To engage students in reading strategies that will improve their love of reading and become successful life long learners.

Educational Background

I attended the University of Dayton and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. I went back to the University of Dayton and received my Master’s Degree in Adolescent and Young Adult Education. After several years in the classroom, I went back to Madonna University and earned my Master’s in Learning Disabilities. I am “highly qualified” in the area of Language Arts.

Educational Philosophy

I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. There are three elements that I believe are conducive to establishing such an environment, (1) the teacher acting as a guide, (2) allowing the child’s natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (3) promoting respect for all things and all people.  

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