All About Me
- Hello! My name is Stacy Landry. I am a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Rooster Springs Elementary School. I graduated from SouthwestTexas State University (currently Texas State University) in December 2001 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I completed my student teaching in Second Grade and Kindergarten in this district. During previous course work, I was able to work with other Primary grades as well. However, my passion is Pre-Kindergarten! I have taught Kindergarten for 8 years. This is my 6th year teaching Pre-K and I LOVE IT!!!
- I have lived near Dripping Springs my entire life and truly love it out here! My husband's name is Joe and we have been married since July, 2004. We have two adorable daughters: Lauren, 8 1/2 years and Payten, 5 1/2 years. We absolutely LOVE being parents and any free time we have is spent with our girls! I have always enjoyed spending time outdoors! I love to experience nature and all that it has to offer! My husband and I enjoy bow hunting and fishing together. If there is an opportunity to be outside, we're there!
- I have a passion for teaching! I absolutely LOVE what I do! My teaching philosophy is that the children are the center of teaching and their individual needs come first and foremost. I do not teach school, I teach children. I believe that a child's first experience with the school environment sets the tone for future learning. Pre-Kindergarten is the foundation. My job is to show each child the skills they have to be successful and how to use them in a meaningful way.
- I have a very positive classroom environment. I believe that positive reinforcement and a lot of praise helps our children to develop into responsible, well mannered students! I reward good choices and appropriate behavior with stickers, stamps, good notes, treats from our class treasure chest, and continuous praise. I believe that it is very important to teach our children to take responsibility for their actions at an early age. Therefore, if a child chooses not to follow directions, we talk about what happened and how to handle the situation next time. If an apology is in order, I will have he/she look the other person in the eyes and state why they are sorry. I believe this teaches sincerity and responsibility, as well as, showing students that their actions can have hurtful effects on others. At the beginning of each year, we discuss our Pre-Kindergarten Rules to keep our room a fun and safe place to be. They are as follows:
- Pre-Kindergarten Rules:
- 1. Be Kind.
- a. Follow directions.
- b. Use good manners.
- c. Be respectful.
- d. Talk at appropriate times.
- 2. Be Safe.
- a. Keep hands, feet, and objects to self.
- b. Follow playground rules.
- c. Walk at all times.
- 3. Be Responsible.
- a. Use materials appropriately.
- b. Clean up.
- c. Take care of school and personal property.
- I look forward to a fun and learning-filled year! My door is always open, so if you are interested in volunteering, please let me know! I will put you to work!