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Mrs. Iwaskiewicz - Room 301

Meet Your Teacher!

        My name is Amber Saras and I am thrilled to be your child's teacher for the start of the school year until our Holiday break.  This is my 1st year as a 2nd Grade teacher, but my 4th year teaching.  I formerly taught Pre-School and Kindergarten.  I graduated from Lesley College in Cambridge,Mass. in 1997 and I have lived and worked as an educator in Maine, Massachusetts, and here in Vermont.
        I live in Morrisville with my husband and our 10 year old daughter.  I grew up on the coast of Maine and have lived here in Vermont for the past 15 years.  When I am not teaching I enjoy traveling, beachcombing, kayaking, and ice skating.
        I come to Johnson Elementary after teaching at Hardwick Elementary.  I am excited to be a part of the Johnson community.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at 635-2211 ext.6756 or e-mail at asaras@jestvt.org   




Our Specials classes schedule:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

  P.E. and Music

 

Spanish and Library 

 

P.E. and Music

 

Art


 

 Health or Guidance


Meet Your Teacher!

        My name is Kirstyn Iwaskiewicz and I am so lucky to be your child’s teacher this year! I am very excited to get to know you, and I would like to introduce myself. This is my third year working here at Johnson Elementary School and my fifth year teaching second grade! This will be my 11th year teaching. I graduated from Florida Southern College in 2007 and since then have taught students ranging from age 3 through 11. I have worked in both public and private schools in Florida, New Jersey, New York, and here in Vermont!

        One of my favorite things to do is to teach kids at Johnson Elementary School, but when I'm not in the classroom there are many other things I love to do. I love to be outside. Hiking, canoeing, gardening, skiing, exploring, and walking my dogs Toby and Tallulah are just a few of the best parts of living in the mountains. I am also an avid traveler. Last summer I was lucky to visit several National Parks across 22 states. We are so fortunate to share such a beautiful and diverse country with so many incredible places to explore, yet I am glad to be back home in the Green Mountains.

        I'm very excited for the new school year at JES! Teaching is my passion, and it stems directly from my love for children and the belief that every child has the potential to achieve greatness in his or her own way. It is with the highest concern for the children’s best interests that I conduct myself, my lessons, and the classroom environment. I believe that every child deserves the greatest education possible and that classroom activities should foster a love for learning that goes beyond academics. I spark my students’ inherent curiosity by providing opportunities to express themselves and their learning in many diverse ways, and I place a large focus on building real-world connections to academic instruction. I also foster the students’ confidence and self-regulation skills by providing exercises that help build an awareness of their emotional and physical states. I put my heart into creating a classroom where all children feel safe, valued, respected, appropriately challenged, and- of course- happy!

 

        With friendly thanks and best wishes,

                                            Ms. Iwaskiewicz



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Kyrsten Scaperrotta,
Aug 27, 2016, 1:52 PM
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