NH Certification: Beginning Educator Certificate, Elementary Education K-6
B.A. Liberal Arts-California State University of San Bernardino
"I became a teacher because I love to see a child light up when they discover that they have achieved something great. I want to see all my students have this moment in their lives and if I can help them get there that is even better. I believe that it is this moment that helps a child love to learn and that is the ultimate goal."
Melissa Baer | Readiness Teacher
BA Notre Dame College, Elementary Education
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Reading and Writing, Massachusetts General Hospital School of Communications, Charlestown, MA
Masters Degree In Reading, Regis University, Weston, MA
Training for Certification in ESOL, Expected Completion May 2022
My primary goals as a teacher are to create a classroom where every child: feels welcome, feels safe, and develops a life-long love of learning. Seeing students that love coming to school, see school as a safe place where they can be successful academically, and build important social connections are the foundational building blocks of my daily teaching practice.
Patricia (Patte) Silvia | Readiness Teacher
Miss Fleury earned her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Grand Canyon University, AZ. She is certified in Elementary K-6 and Special Education K-12. Miss Fleury began teaching at Strong Foundations in 2013 as a Special Educator. She has been one of our First Grade Teachers for the past 5 years.
"My passion is to shape and mold the next generation to value independent thinking and to love learning. In addition to their academic goals, I strive to teach confidence in each child to be positive members of their community by choosing love, kindness, and respect for themselves and others"
Jessi Fleury | 1st Grade Teacher
BA in Elementary Education, Southern New Hampshire University
NH License: Elementary K-6
"My goal as a teacher is to create a space where each child is able to grow as learners and know that they are cared for. I strive to build connections with each student and to instill a love of learning because when that happens, then the real growth can begin! With building those connections students know that our class is not just a class, but we are a class family. A family who helps each other, cheers for each other, and grows together."
Shannon Hewes | 1st Grade Teacher
Amanda Fleury | 2nd Grade Teacher
BA in Early Childhood Education, Southern New Hampshire University
NH License: Early Childhood K-2
"My goal as an early childhood educator is to create a classroom environment that is kind, fun and engaging. My favorite quote that I live by in the classroom is, 'if you can be anything in the world, be kind.' I want every student that walks into my classroom, to know that it is a place where they are loved, safe, and able to take chances."
Taylor Nobert | 2nd Grade Teacher
B.S. Elementary Education
NH License Elementary Education K-6
"I enjoy helping students as they become more independent learners. Their sense of wonder and discovery is energizing."
Rita Morrison | 3rd Grade Teacher
BA in Elementary Education, University of New England (K-8)
Minor in Special Education
NH License: Elementary K-6
"I believe that a classroom should be a safe, caring environment where children are able to blossom and grow. Building relationships with students is a key part of their success in school."
Madison Young | 3rd Grade Teacher
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Mrs. Cole earned her Teacher Certification (K-8) and her BA from Plymouth State University with minors in Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry.
"I LOVE technology and enjoy problem-solving when things aren't going as planned. My other favorite subjects are Math and Science. I love teaching, especially here at SFCS because I can see the impact we make on the students almost immediately. The programs we use definitely are efficient and the ones that aren't are quickly switched out for the newest proven techniques out there. The staff, students and families here are wonderful, and I enjoy every moment I have with them.”
Jessica Cole | 4th Grade Teacher
Jennifer Souza| 4th Grade Teacher
Mrs. Dupuis graduated from Granite State College with a BA in Elementary Education (K-6) as well as a certification in General Special Education (K-12). She is very excited to be joining the SF team this year as the new Language Arts and Social Studies teacher for 5th grade. One of her favorite sayings, "It's a good day to have a good day!", captures her teaching philosophy nicely as she believes that learning occurs best in a positive and upbeat environment.
Alyssa Dupuis | 5th Grade Teacher
Mrs. Ekeberg graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in Elementary Education and a concentration in math. She believes that every kid needs a champion, and to teach students, you need to let them know that they are a somebody and that they matter every day.
Erica Ekeberg | 5th Grade Teacher