New Haven Attendance Area

Tasha Dommer, New Haven Intermediate

SUBJECT AREA: 3rd Grade
NUMBER OF YEARS TEACHING: 11
NUMBER OF YEARS WITH EACS: 7
FAVORITE TEACHING MOMENT: One year I had a student show up on the first day of school who wanted nothing to do with school. He didn’t like one thing about school and wanted to be anywhere but school. I saw this as a challenge. I made it my mission to change this child’s mind. He was going to LOVE school! I made connections with him and found out what he liked. I celebrated when he arrived to school and told him I would miss him on the weekend. Nothing! He still did NOT like anything about school. I was starting to lose hope and then Christmas came along. Students were bringing me gifts as they walked into class that last day before break. My friend, the one who still didn’t like anything about school, brings me a hand written note. Initially, I thought it was a note from his parents. Maybe a transportation change, but he stood there smiling at me. Smiles were few and far between for him. Curiosity won and I had to see what was on that paper. Inside was a page long, hand written note from him. To sum it up, he thanked me for being his teacher, said he was happy I was his teacher, and told me he was going to do better. That is my favorite moment.

POSTED: 06/12/19 at 12:49 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools