Dear Students and Families,
Welcome to our fifth grade classroom! I’m excited about the opportunity to get to know you, and I’m looking forward to a happy and productive school year.
I am Miss Ells, and this is my fourth year at Forest Academy. I am a 2011 graduate of Grand Valley State University, with a major in Language Arts. Currently I’m taking classes at Western Michigan University for my masters in literacy studies. I have a wide variety of experiences working with students, including working at a daycare, working as a parapro, teaching kindergarten at Oakland Academy, and teaching fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students at Forest Academy. I enjoyed teaching your children, and look forward to teaching them again this year.
Outside of school, I enjoy reading, watching movies, and visiting with friends. My family is originally from the Kalamazoo area, and love to volunteer in my classroom. I have younger brother who lives and works in Los Angeles. I also have two kittens that are always entertaining.
I hope we can develop a strong working relationship, and I look forward to having a successful year with your child. If you ever need to talk, you can write to me or call me at the school.