Meet Mrs. McBride

  •   Mrs. McBride                    

                         School:  Strausser Elementary

                         Class:  1st Grade

                         School Phone:  (330) 830-8056 ext. 2216




    About Mrs. McBride:

    I graduated from the University of Akron in 1992, with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  I received my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in technology from Ashland University in 1999.  This year will be my 26th year of teaching.  I began my career substituting in various districts for one year.  I then became a Title I kindergarten tutor in Akron Public Schools.  I moved on to Coventry Local Schools for the next five years teaching 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and Reading, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 4th grade.  Finally, I came to Jackson Local Schools and taught 1st grade at Lake Cable Elementary for three years.   I have been at Strausser Elementary now since its opening in 2002 and absolutely love it!  I hope to retire here!  I love teaching in Jackson and believe it is the best district.  I have a beautiful little girl, Kiley, who will turn six in September and I super excited she will be coming to Strausser with me!    In my spare time, I like to golf, ride bikes, exercise, work on my web site, find cool ideas on Pinterest and shop!  I'm always finding bargains for my classroom!!




    “These are a few of my favorite things…”


    Favorite color:  purple of course!


    Favorite foods :  Italian, soups and salads, fruit, cinnamon crunch bagels from Panera


    Favorite Sweet :  Reese’s peanut butter cups, Twix, M&M’s, anything chocolate really!


    Favorite Drinks : coffee!!! (Starbuck’s Venti Caramel Non-Fat Macchiato light whip), flavored waters


    Favorite restaurants :  Wasabi, Carrabba’s, Bravo, Panera, PF Chang's, Brio, Molly Woo's, Gervasi, The Twisted Olive, Piada, Lucia's, 91


    Favorite books :

    (children’s)  Guess How Much I Love You, The Kissing Hand, Alphabet Adventure, Harry Potter , Anne of Green Gables, SkippyJon Jones books (just to name a few)

    (adult)  The Last Lecture, To Kill a Mockingbird, Chicken Soup series, any Nicholas Sparks novel, Tom Clancy novels, It's Not all Flowers and Sausages


    Favorite movies : Finding Nemo, Frozen, Tangled,Over the Hedge, Surf's Up, Harry Potter series, Evan Almighty, Steel Magnolias, Sleepless in Seattle, The Bourne series, National Treasure movies, Transformers, too many to name!


    Favorite stores :  Target, The Limited, White House Black Market, Ann Taylor, Loft, Bath and Body, Kohl’s, J Crew, Gap, Pottery Barn, The Container Store


    Favorite  T.V. shows :   NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, Bones, Seinfeld reruns





    I BELIEVE.....

    .....every child has the right to learn in an environment where they
        feel safe.
    .....children learn by making mistakes, therefore mistakes are to be
    .....every child is smart, we just need to find their smartness.
    .....all children need to learn to respect the likeness and differences
        in one another.
    .....that change is to be experienced!
    .....children learn by example.
    .....children learn by doing, messing up, and sharing.
    .....children are wonderful!
    .....that everyone learns by making mistakes, it is the environment of
        the mistake that helps one learn.




      Affirmations for Teachers
    1.  I am proud to be a teacher.
    2.  Teaching is one of the most honorable and noble of all professions.
    3.  I LOVE what I do and know that my enthusiasm is contagious.
    4.  I bring knowledge, dedication, and understanding to my classroom.
    5.  I make a positive difference in my students' lives.
    6.  My students will be better people because of my efforts and I will be a
         better person because of them.
    7.  I know what I give to my students will come back to me in many wonderful
        and unexpected ways.

    Source: DailyApples.com







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