Thanks for stopping by my page! My name is Tammy Hahs and I have been teaching kindergarten at The Academy since 2003. I have taught kindergarten at The Academy and first grade before that when I lived in Las Vegas. I have my Master's in Education with a concentration in literacy. I love teaching kids to read. It is amazing to watch how much they can learn in nine short months. I love our school and I am proud to be part of this wonderful learning community.
I am originally from California, just east of San Francisco. I have a beautiful daughter who is the love of my life. I love spending time outdoors with my girl, traveling, politics, and working out. I enjoy reading and my favorite children's picture books are Caps for Sale and The Great Fuzz Frenzy. I will read these to your child several times this year. I have a passion for quality children's literature will read many of my favorites throughout the year.
I originally got into teaching because I had a love of so many subject areas and changed majors many times: from geology, to art history, to US history and Political Science, then to education. I thought I could bring my enthusiasm for learning about our world to kids. Initially, I was hoping to be a high school history and civics teacher, but when I took educational psychology, I became fascinated with how young children learned and developed. The rest, as they say, is history.
I love my job. I am known to have strong classroom management that thrives with routine and procedures. But, the number one thing for me every day is building a strong relationship with my students and parents. I find that we can have high expectations for our behavior and learning, and have a whole lot of fun at the same time. I love my students and even after they leave my classroom, they are forever "my kids."
Some special things I do in my classroom include show and tell, student of the week, weekly lunch dates, mystery reader (parents surprise the class by coming in to read), Einstein Awards, and whole class incentives.
You can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 303-289-8088 x. 538.
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