This year Dutchtown Elementary has adopted the theme, "I Am Why." What does this mean? As educators, we should have a purpose for why we teach and what our mission is for coming to work every day. Well my "why" is because I want to impact students positively, to know that they are our future and the world belongs to them. I want them to know that together we can change our community for the better and knowledge is for the taking. I also want them to understand; education is the new currency. Also, regardless of their goals; to attend a four-year college, university, or technical school, they can purpose in their heart to be successful. I am here to assist in their learning as well as their goals for fourth-grade and life goals. Feel free to contact me if you have concerns or question on how we together, can ensure your student knows they matter and we care!