Growing Glens Falls’ promising model of inclusion classrooms

“The best thing about teaching an inclusive class is seeing acceptance firsthand,” says Jackson Heights kindergarten teacher Jessica Elder. “Kindergartners are so genuine and will make friends with anyone, so it is really wonderful to see all of our students playing together.”  Fourth-grade teacher Amanda Burt at Big Cross agrees. “What’s great about inclusion is …

Teacher Appreciation: Amanda Burt, Bethany Carpenter, and Lindsey St. Clair, Big Cross Inclusion

Glens Falls City School District recognizes national Teacher Appreciation Week by highlighting committed and enthusiastic teachers from every one of our schools each day of the week! Read on for an inside interview with Amanda Burt, Bethany Carpenter, and Lindsey St. Clair—they teach two fourth grade inclusive classes at Big Cross. Amanda Burt graduated from …

Teacher Appreciation: Jacqueline Smith and Jessica Elder, Jackson Heights Inclusion

Glens Falls City School District recognizes national Teacher Appreciation Week by highlighting committed and enthusiastic teachers from every one of our schools each day of the week! Read on for an inside interview with Jessica Elder and Jacqueline Smith—they teach a kindergarten inclusive class at Jackson Heights. Jessica Elder is from Staten Island, NY and …

Teacher Appreciation: Jen Chapman, Big Cross

Glens Falls City School District recognizes national Teacher Appreciation Week by highlighting committed and enthusiastic teachers from every one of our schools each day of the week! Read on for an inside interview with Jennifer Chapman—one of the most dynamic teachers around our district. Jen Chapman teaches reading at Big Cross Street School. She graduated …

Teacher Appreciation: Yvonne Anderson, Glens Falls High School

Glens Falls City School District recognizes national Teacher Appreciation Week by highlighting committed and enthusiastic teachers from every one of our schools each day of the week! Read on for an inside interview with Yvonne Anderson—one of the most dynamic teachers around our district. Yvonne Anderson teaches math at the High School. She is from …

8 Fourth-grade authors published in Ridiculous Writers anthology

We’re so proud of these *Published Authors* at Big Cross!! Each year, Young Writers Inc. sponsors a national writing contest, and this year’s topic was “Ridiculous Writing.” Students were invited to write funny, silly, ridiculous stories that were no longer than 100 words. Out of 2,000 entries from across the country, these 8 fourth-graders were …

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