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At the September 14 PTA meeting Principal Young walked through recently released PARCC data but also the other in-house assessments used by Brent. If you weren’t able to attend or want to reference the slides, you can view or download here. Thanks to all who attended and mark your calendar for the next meeting on Wednesday, October 12.
Over the last few years Brent’s performing arts program has been very fortunate to have students perform for WWII and Vietnam War veterans at Reagan National Airport thanks to a partnership with Delta Airlines. Brent Elementary has been invited back to perform again for more of our WWII and Vietnam veterans on September 20, 2016 at 10:15 AM. I am looking for 3rd-5th grade students who have a love of singing and would like to honor our nation’s veterans by singing American patriotic songs at Reagan National Airport. I will be rehearsing students on Friday mornings from 8:00 AM – 8:35 AM. If your child is interested in performing for this amazing and emotional experience please let Mr. Krohn know as soon as possible since the first rehearsal has already taken place…
Brent profiles new 2nd grade teacher Lauren Swissman.
“For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be an elementary school teacher. I always loved school and had a passion for learning and education.”
What is your teaching and educational background?
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be an elementary school teacher. I always loved school and had a passion for learning and education. At the University of Maryland, I earned Bachelor’s degrees in psychology and elementary education and taught fourth grade in Prince George’s County. Throughout college, I was active with America Reads in providing books and literacy tutoring. I followed this path past graduation where I continued to teach in Arlington County Public Schools. My four years of teaching there flew by! I taught two years of 2nd grade and two years of 3rd grade. During my fourth year in Arlington, I helped to pilot a 1:1 iPad program and became active in ways that technology can transform learning. These experiences, combined with my love of learning, brought me to Teachers College, Columbia University this past year where I worked towards my Master’s in Educational Technology. While completing my Master’s, I had the opportunity to supervise new teachers in the Elementary Education program.