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7th - Ms. Withers

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Miss Withers

katie

 

Welcome back NextGen families and a warm welcome to those of you that are new!


My name is Ms. Withers and I am delighted to be your sons/daughters 7th grade teacher for the upcoming school year.  I currently live in my hometown of Linden, where I have lived my entire life. After attending Linden High School, I attended Humphreys College to obtain my Bachelors in Liberal Studies with a focus in early childhood education.  I graduated within the top 5% of my class and received the outstanding Liberal Studies Student of the Year award. After Humphreys, I attended the Teachers College of San Joaquin County to obtain my teaching credential. Learning is a lifelong love of mine which is why I have returned to school to obtain my Masters in STEM, along with an added Math Instructional Authorization.


I have taught at NextGeneration STEAM Academy for two years, however this will be my first year teaching 7th grade.  I previously taught 4th grade and am very excited to start this new journey.


I am looking forward to an amazing year, filled with growth, challenges, celebrations, laughs and many projects! This year, students will truly take ownership of their learning and will drive much of the what is going on.  I believe in student centered learning, where students have choice and voice. We also will be doing Project Based Learning. This is where students are taught through inquiry, real world problems and integrated subjects. Through this way of teaching, students are able to dive deeper and they will love what they are doing.

I can’t wait to get this year started!

-Ms. Withers