Laci Hitchcock

3rd Grade

Email:   [email protected]

Phone:  (808) 777-6563

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Birthplace: I was born in California, but also lived in Arizona for 7 years.

Education: Elementary Education from the University of Hawaii- Manoa

Subject/Grades: Third Grade Teacher; Previously was the Curriculum Coordinator, High School Mentor and Teaching Coach for grades PreK-8th at Suriname International School, 1st Grade Teacher and Grade Leader at Modern Knowledge School in Bahrain

About Me:   After graduating high school in Northern California I moved to Hawaii to attend the University of Hawaii- Manoa. While going to school, I was also on the cross-country and track team for UH. Shortly after graduating from UH my husband and I decided to teach overseas. We spent 2 years teaching in Bahrain in the Middle East and then 1 year in Suriname in South America. These past 3 years living overseas have giving us the opportunity to see the world and experience different cultures. We traveled to 23 different countries and in each country we learned something new.

I believe teaching is a profession that requires commitment, patience, and PASSION! I believe all students have the ability to learn and I expect all students to learn from their own individual expectations. In my classroom respect and kindness is maintained for each other at all times. I encourage curiosity, and for the students to ask questions. I believe in fostering independent learning, and to teach students to take responsibility of their own learning and be critical thinkers. I am looking forward to this school year and excited to be apart of Star of the Sea School.

“There is music in every child, the teachers job is to find it and nurture it.” Frances Clark

 

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