Welcome to Ms. Michaels' Class - Ms. Ashley Michaels

  • Welcome to Ms. Michaels' Second Grade class! 

    I am Ashley Michaels and this is my fifth year teaching. I am so excited about our class! I know that we will have an amazing year together and can't wait to get to know each and every one of you! I began teaching in Strausser several years ago as a substitute teacher. I subbed for many different teachers short term, but I also did a long term position in Mrs. Badger's room in Kindergarten. Before I came to Strausser, I subbed in many other buildings in the area, stayed at home with my own kiddos a little bit, and worked as a preschool teacher. 

    I am now living in Jackson Township and absolutely love teaching. I feel being a mom has given me a whole new outlook on teaching. I not only get to have my kiddos at home to love and teach, but I get a whole classroom of kiddos at school to love and teach!

    I would like to let you know that I believe education is a team effort. This means that I encourage parent involvement and really want everyone to feel comfortable and confident with the entire education process.  If you ever have any questions or concerns please contact me right away.

    "Some of My Favorite Things!"


    Favorite Food:  Fruit, ice cream, and dove dark chocolate


    Favorite Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends, being outdoors, going to the beach, sports, and shopping. 


    Favorite Teams: The Jackson Polar Bears, The Ohio State Buckeyes and The Cleveland Cavaliers! 


    Favorite Sport: Basketball


    Favorite Seasons:  Summer and Fall

    Favorite Book:  Any Dr. Seuss book and Skippy Jon Jones

    Favorite Music: I love music, all genres!

    Mission

    In the Jackson Local School District students are our first priority.  Our purpose is to create a learning environment that

    ~helps all students meet or exceed state standards,

    ~provides responsive and appropriate intervention,

    ~promotes student leadership,

    ~encourages meaningful parent and community involvement,

    ~provides real world learning experiences,

    ~respects individual and cultural differences, and

    ~provides a rigorous student-centered curriculum.

     

    Beliefs

    We believe that:

    ~Students are our first priority.

    ~All students can learn given proper resources, encouragement, and time.

    ~Learning must be at the core of our daily lives to prepare us for citizenship in the 21st Century.

    ~Learning is life long for all members of our community.

    ~Students learn in different ways and, therefore, must be provided with opportunities that meet their individual needs.

    ~The ever changing needs of students require that professional development must be ongoing, based on research, aligned with district goals, and embedded in our daily work.

    ~The actions of the members of our learning community must provide students with the effective models of citizenship, thereby fostering students who are responsible, accountable, and respectful.

    ~A safe and caring learning environment is critical for the success of our students.

    ~Collaboration with and among students, staff, parents, and community is essential for continuous improvement.

    ~School pride in academics and all other activities should be shared with and among students, staff, parents, and community.

     

    Vision

    Our vision of the future is

    STRIVING for excellence...

    which means students achieving their highest potential, inspired by teachers who are making a difference, encouraged by parents who are providing support, and empowered to action by a community working together to ensure that every child realizes his/her dreams.