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“Thanks for putting your vision into positive action.  You have created a school where children truly thrive!”

- Bartels

“The teachers have a beautiful way of recognizing and honoring the unique beauty of God’s creation in each child. We appreciate the way they help our child to learn to read, write and think!”

–Mac Ryerse, Corporate Secretary for Potlach Corporation

2nd-6th Grade 

 image.jpegTeacher: Mandy Apele, BA in Elementary Education

 Teacher/Child Ratio: 1:12

 Maximum Class Size: 12

 Ages of Children: 7-12 years

 

Personal Background: The 2015-2016 school year will be Mandy's second year of teaching at North Wall. Mandy was teaching at Hallett Elementary in the Medical Lake School District where she has been since 2005. Prior to that she taught for 2 years in Honduras. She is certified K-8, has a minor in Spanish, and has both a reading and ESL endorsement. She is also taking courses toward her Masters in Gifted Education at Whitworth University.

Mandy is not new to our campus because she is the mother of Zae, who is in Mandy's classesat North Wall. Mandy had been wishfully thinking about making a switch from teaching at Hallett to North Wall -- and here she is. Her teaching style and philosophy blend beautifully with our school's philosophy.

Philosophy of Teaching:

Goals for the Class:

  • To keep the love of learning alive and nurtured in each child
  • To promote independent learning
  • To help students gain success in self-discipline
  • To help students recognize their own strengths and interests
  • To promote respect of self, others and our environment
  • To provide developmentally appropriate, interesting,
  • and challenging activities
  • To provide a positive educational experience

Class Schedule:

9:00 - Morning Meeting

9:30 - Math, science, and technology learning centers and morning snack

11:30 - Prayer and lunch

12:00 - P.E.

12:30 – Silent Reading

 1:00 – Language arts, social studies, and art learning centers and afternoon snack

2:30 - Afternoon meeting

3:15 -- Recess

3:45 - Completion of learning center activities

5:30 -- Close of School

 

mandyapele@northwallschools.com