Meet Bateman Elementary's March Teacher of the Month
Please join us in congratulating Melissa Kronthal as Bateman Elementary’s March, 2016 Teacher of the Month. We asked Ms. Kronthal to share her bio with us. Please read below:
I began at Bateman last year as an inclusion teacher for K-6th grade students, and I am so honored to be Bateman’s 3rd-5th grade resource teacher of diverse learners this year. Currently, I teach English Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies. Prior to moving to Chicago last year, I taught in a 4th grade integrated co-teaching classroom in a New York City public school. I also have four years of experience teaching students with developmental disabilities in a New Jersey public school. I love getting to know my students in order to individualize their learning experiences and foster their love of learning.
In 2014, I graduated from Fordham University with a Master of Science in Teaching for Special Education and was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi and Kappa Delta Pi honor societies. I am certified in both general education and special education, and I achieved mastery distinction on the edTPA for Elementary Education. I received my Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University, where I also first met my fiancé, Aaron. Lately, we have been quite busy planning our November 2016 wedding in South Carolina!
At Bateman, I am a member of the PPLC and the UbD team. I was also privileged to join a great team of teachers in attending the UbD conference in Connecticut last summer. Earlier this school year, I attended a three-day workshop for the Wilson Reading System, an intensive reading intervention program, and I have enjoyed implementing it in the classroom.
When I am not at Bateman, I like to explore Chicago’s many delicious restaurants and attempt to recreate their dishes at home in my kitchen. I also love spending time with my family, who have always supported my love of education.
Congratulations, Ms. Kronthal! We are so proud to have you on our Bateman team!
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