Parental Responsibility for Learning

Parental Responsibility for Learning.

Education should be a partnership between teachers, family and community.  Unfortunately, the last two have been given a pass, leaving the entire burden on teachers.  During the 28 years that I taught English in the same high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District, I saw how impossible it is for teachers alone to do their job.  No matter how much time and effort I put into preparing lessons, without the support of parents it didn’t matter.  That’s why I’ve written before in this column that so much of any teacher’s effectiveness depends on the students the teacher happens to inherit.

 

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About Lucy Salerno

I have been a resident of Fairfield for over 25 years and have 30 years’ teaching experience in California K – 6 schools. I have been a music teacher, band and choral director, elementary teacher in grades K – 6, a district level technology coordinator teaching, and an elementary school administrator. In 2011, my most recent school, Scandia Elementary, on Travis Air Force Base, was awarded the California Distinguished School Award for work and programs implemented under my watch. Because of my broad educational background, I know and understand what is needed in today's difficult educational environment. I have taught writing to children in numerous grades as a core subject as well as integrating writing into other curricula areas. I retired a few years ago from the Travis Unified School District, I love working with children, and am now dedicating my services and skills in support of your children. Through love and patience, I hope to understand a child's needs, meet them where they are, build self-confidence and develop a life-long love of learning.
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