Seth Birgells (Mr. B.)
Dearest First Grade Families,
With great pleasure and anticipation, please allow me to introduce myself as the long-term substitute teacher for Ms. Yena’s class effective October 15. As the father of two daughters currently enrolled in Catholic elementary schools, I value the merits of the learning environment in which I have been so blessed to be welcomed at St. Giles.
With nearly a decade of working with learners ranging from primary through intermediate, middle school, high school coaching, and even junior college-level Adult ESL education, I bring a seasoned and diverse wealth of experience to our learning community.
Classroom management is characterized by high expectations, but in a contagiously nurturing environment. In terms of communication, I am a strong proponent of proactive interaction with students and families. Rather than address issues in hindsight, I advocate anticipation and preparedness in everything we do. Life hands us enough surprises. Learning provides its own challenges.
I look forward to this opportunity in learning together with our young scholars, just as I relish constructing fruitful relationships with you, our families, in the coming months. There is not a moment I take my vocation for granted and rejoice in the providence to share my craft and our experiences with you, right here, at St. Giles.