Degrees and Certifications:
BA from Indiana University Double Major: Art History and Italian Minor: French MEd: DePaul University (Elementary Education) Teaching Certificates: Italian, French, Social Studies, Art, K-9 Regular Education
Welcome back to a new school year at Andrew Jackson Language
Academy. I am so happy to be back and I am looking forward to an exciting year
with your child in Italian class. With all of the events in the world, the theme
throughout the year in Italian will be Peace: within ourselves, in our
communities, and in our world. I welcome everyone to come visit the Italian
classroom throughout the year.
Kindergarten, first, and second grade Italian program is classroom
centered. Please look for vocabulary lists to help reinforce vocabulary at home.
The students will love teaching you Italian and they will help you with the
pronunciation and meanings.
Beginning in third grade, the Italian students begin to study grammar and
the written word. It is very important that the students bring their supplies to
class everyday. The students are expected to bring their assignment notebooks
and record their assignments each day, along with a pencil and a folder for
Students in 3 rd -8 th grades will be tested bi-weekly in Italian vocabulary and
grammar. It is the student’s responsibility to be proactive and turn in
assignments on time and to study for these tests. We will review the
assignments in class and due dates will be given.
The seventh grade students will visit The Art Institute in the spring, as
part of their third quarter art history unit. This tradition has become an exciting
part of seventh grade.
I will continue to monitor students’ behaviors using the 7 Habits, which
allows them to be proactive in the choices that they make socially and
academically. The students will be tracking their academic progress with the goal
of holding student led conferences during report card pick-up.
Thank you for your support and cooperation as your child studies the
Italian language. Please feel free to call me at school if you have any questions
or concerns, 773.534.7000