About the Teacher

NAME: Jannette Wilkinson

SCHOOL: St. Catherine of Siena

CLASS: 1st Grade

SCHOOL PHONE: 925-228-4140

About The Teacher

Welcome to the 1st grade! We have a very busy and exciting year in store 
for us! My name is Jannette Wilkinson and this is my sixteenth year at St. 
Catherine's and my third year of teaching 1st grade and I couldn't be more 
excited. I graduated from Chapman University in 2007 with a BA in 
psychology; I received my teaching credential from Chapman in 2008. Before 
St. Catherine's, I taught pre-school for 14 years and I finally reached my 
goal of teaching school-age children--I must say that I am loving every 
minute of it!! 

Mission For The Class

Teaching for me is more than just a career; it has to do with my love for 
children and wanting to make a difference in their lives. I realize that 
teaching your child is a privilege, as well as a tremendous 
responsibility.  I will do my best this year to ensure that each student 
has a motivating and safe learning experience in the classroom.  However, 
I cannot do this alone:  I need your help.  We both need to be partners in 
the learning process.  I need each of you to encourage your child at home 
by helping to ensure that they have completed their assignments, and help 
them study for quizzes, if necessary.  Lastly, I think it is important for 
students to not just receive a solid education, but to be in a classroom 
with a teacher that is aware of and sensitive to their individual needs.  
I believe I can be that person and I will always strive to be the best 
teacher I can be.