Mrs. Erika NeffEmail: email@example.comPhone Extension: 570-402-1000 ext. 3223Grade(s): 4thSubject(s): Reading, Writing, & Language Arts
Welcome Message: This is my 22nd year of teaching & I still love every moment of the journey!
Biography: I have been teaching at Pleasant Valley Intermediate School since 2006. I spent 8 years as a teacher of gifted students in 4th, 5th, & 6th grade. This is my fifth year as a 4th grade classroom teacher. I am looking forward to another exciting year, but also the opportunity to work with the same class of students every day & form a family-like environment within my classroom. My students should expect a caring & fun teacher, who loves being a teacher & will also challenge them to reach far & wide. As a former teacher of the gifted, I believe the brain is a terrible thing to waste & it should always be engaged, so my class should be ready to think deeply each & every day. My motto is that you get out of life what you put into it, so my students should be prepared for high expectations. I enjoy teaching & I like to have a fun, inviting classroom. I have a theme incorporated into our classroom, so it has been transformed into Neff's Nest, and you will notice the bird theme has taken over the room! My classroom was totally redesigned & relocated last year to include lots of natural lighting & flexible seating options that will pair well with the workshop model I am implementing for reading & writing. This is my 3nd year of using the Lucy Calkins Units of Writing & my 2nd year of the Lucy Calkins Units of Reading. I am looking forward to another challenging, but exciting year for everyone!