A little about Ms. O...
Hello Parents and Students!
My name is Meg Osterhoff. I've taught at York Elementary School for eighteen years now. ;)
I have a brother who lives in St. Louis, MO and my parents live in western NC. I graduated from McKendree University with a Bachelors of Art in Elementary Education, a minor in Psychology and got my Masters through Walden University in Elementary Reading.
In the classroom I follow two core beliefs...
One, I truly believe in Dr. Chapman's 5 Love Languages. We all respond to love in many different ways and feel loved in different ways and I can only hope to find out a child's and teach to it.
Second, I believe in Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences because we all learn in very different ways. So, if you love to sing and dance, make things, or have lots of fun then you're in for a great year! :)
Finally, during the summers I mentor teachers around the county teaching them STEM and how to embed real life authentic activities into their classroom. This past summer I acted as the Project Manager for 22 industries giving almost 160 teachers immersions in those businesses. Teachers then design units around what they learned and implement it in their classroom. At York, we tend to fail fast and often at school so we can reflect and improve! I'm blessed to be a part of many organizations where teachers coach one another and build better leaders in ourselves, the staff we teach, and the students we serve!
Lucy (my dog)
Colors: Black and White / Periwinkle
Beach Time (squishing sand beneath my toes)
The Caribbean or crystal blue waters
Skiing in the snow / Sledding / Making Snowmen
WINTER!! (Let it snow!)
Solving Mysteries / Being a Detective
Voss Water / La Croix tall skinny bottles
Olive Garden Salad/Zoe's Kitchen
Take 5 Bars
The numbers(#): 12 or 24
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 New International Version (NIV)
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
To the WORLD you may only be ONE person, but to ONE person you may be the WORLD. (Mark Twain)
Matthew 17:20 (NIV)
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
What others say and do tell something about them, not you. What you do or say tells your story... (Unknown)