Mrs. Franz and I have been creating new and exciting lessons and themes for the year. We will have a wonderful time learning and exploring throughout the school year! We are both thrilled to meet your amazing children on August 30th at our Open House!
The opportunity to teach your child is a privilege and responsibility I take seriously. I will do my best to motivate, comfort, and appreciate your child and all the gifts he or she will bring to our classroom. But, I will need your help too! Your encouragement and interest can make a huge difference in your child’s experience at school. This can be as simple as asking your child, “What surprised or excited you in the classroom today?” Or even asking your child to explain to you something they learned in school – so they become the teacher!
I will keep you informed of the work your child will be doing, as well as any special events going on at our school and in our classroom. Our blog can be accessed at: www.mrstahlkindergarten.blogspot.com. I will post our newsletters and any other important information there. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email me.
I would also like to take a minute to provide you with a little information about myself! This will be my fifth year at W-T; however, I have been with
West Clermont for 10 years. My first few years were spent teaching at
Holly Hill Elementary in second grade and the remaining years have been teaching
Kindergarten here at W-T. I am also a
graduate of West Clermont. I went to Clough Pike Elementary, Glen Este Middle School, and graduated from . I received my Bachelors degree in Elementary
Education from Glen Este High School Hanover College ( )
in 2003. I obtained a Master’s degree
in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Indiana
in 2006. I also have post-graduate hours
in teaching mathematics and science at the K-3 level and numerous hours in
teacher leadership. In the spring of
2011 I was awarded the Master Teacher designation from the State of Walden University (this was a great
honor of recognition). Ohio
On a personal note, I am married and my wife, Shannon, currently teaches 5th grade in
We have a daughter, Lainey, who was born this
past March. She is an absolute joy! In addition, we have a wonderful dog, Gabby;
whom we love and adore. We love to
travel, this past year we decided to travel to Orlando and Houston. I am an avid runner and can find me running
throughout the city and Kenton
County, KY. Northern Kentucky. I have completed 5 marathons: the Chicago,
the Flying Pig ( )
three times, and the Columbus Marathon. I
currently do not have a race scheduled, but that can change in an instant (and
most likely will). Cincinnati
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email with any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to working with your wonderful children and you this year!