NAME: Ms. Heather Meyers
SCHOOL: Manito Elementary School
CLASS: 5th Grade
SCHOOL PHONE: 201-337-6106
My name Ms. Meyers and September 2012 will start my seventh year teaching
fifth grade at Manito. It is hard to believe how fast time flies!
I have wanted to be a teacher since I was a student in third grade, so
I am living proof that dreams do come true if you work hard and stay
focused. I feel extremely lucky to be a teacher in Manito, and will work
hard to make every student in my class feel special.
I graduated in 2006 from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New
Jersey with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Psychology.
I received my graduate degree from the College of New Jersey in May of 2010.
I am very happy to be teaching near my home town of Franklin Lakes.
My mission is to be a teacher who is kind and understanding, yet one
who is firm and expects high standards from her students. This is the
manner in which I have approached all of my teaching experiences thus far,
and is the philosophy I bring with me to Manito.
I will always maintain a balance of a caring heart as well as strong
expectations, which will make the students in my classroom enjoy the best
learning experience possible. In addition, I will always encourage them to
develop a strong self-esteem, which has an incomparable value.
My vision for the future also involves providing my students with the
necessary support, which will not only make them excel in academic areas,
but in social and emotional areas as well. I will provide support and
encouragement to my students, whether it involves solving a word problem in
math, or a bullying incident on the playground.
Another goal I have is to be a teacher who makes every child feel
special. Every child who will walk into Room 33 is smart and capable, and I
cannot wait to watch them soar to new heights as the year progresses. I
will be there to help them in any way possible, and cheer for them when they
I also seek to be a role model for the students in my class, leading
by example and modeling the values and dedication in which I will expect
from them in return. With my number one rule of respect, I plan on earning
the respect of my students by giving them the same.
I am excited for what the 2012-2013 school year brings!