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Meet Mrs. Sterbenz
My name is Alexis Sterbenz, and as you already know... I am your child's first grade teacher! This will be my tenth year teaching first grade at Big Hollow- wow, does time fly?! In 2002, I graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. GO ILLINI! Later, I received my Master's in Education from Webster University. Recently, I completed my ESL (English as a Second Language) endorsement in hopes to better help my students who are English language learners.
In 2007 I married my wonderful husband, Eric. He works for the Wheeling Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic. Three years ago, Eric and I welcomed Adelyn Rose into our family, and feel so blessed to have had a new baby born this summer, Blakely Claire. Oh, and of course I can't forget to tell you about Remie, our Chesapeake Bay Retriever. She is looking forward to the upcoming hunting season with my husband!
My teaching style is a hands-on approach of active learning through the use of centers, reading and writing workshops, and math lessons using a variety of manipulatives. I try to make learning fun! I teach the children to learn to read strategically, which will help them in future grades. I believe in a strong home and school connection - by working as a team, we will help your child be the best he/she can be in first grade! I strive to fulfill a lifelong love for reading and learning in my students. Most of all I want your child to feel success everyday while developing new and exciting skills.
Thanks for reading about me- I am looking forward to getting to know your family too! Please feel free to write, call, or email me when ever you have questions or concerns. We are going to have a great year!