Welcome! My name is Michelle Tsipianitis and I will be your child’s 4th grade teacher this year. I am pleased that your child will be a student in my classroom this school year. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach at such a fantastic school! As a parent myself, I know that your pride and joy will be entering my classroom every day and I thank you for allowing me this wonderful opportunity to be their teacher. I want you to know that I am committed to do everything possible to make sure this year is successful for your child. I can assure you that I will give my very all to teach, inspire, motivate, and encourage your child. A little about myself, I have my Masters in Education from DePaul University. I have experience teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. Last year, I taught 3rd grade at Leigh, and I am very excited to teach 4th grade this year! I also have two kids who are in 5th grade and 3rd grade. They keep me busy when I’m not in the classroom. My philosophy for teaching is that every child is unique and learns in a different way. My commitment as a teacher is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work with them to maximize it. I believe in hands-on experiences and learning creatively. I have high expectations for your child and I will do all that I can to help your child achieve those expectations. I look forward to an exciting year of discovery and learning. I welcome all participation to enhance the learning process. Please feel free to contact me via email or visit my classroom website to view this website for weekly updates. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.