Welcome back to an Exciting New School Year McDermott Falcons!!
My name is Janelle Barclay. This is my 4th year as an Special Education teacher at McDermott Elementary School. I am excited about Co-teaching with the 4th grade Collabarative Teachers this year.
Our Mission Statement
The students and staff of Robert F. McDermott Elementary School bring with them a variety of cultural backgrounds and experiences. We recognize and validate this diversity and individuality and promote success personally, socially, and intellectually.
Awareness of various learning styles will be developed through the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials in all classrooms. Program and environmental designs will reflect attention to student strengths. Through an awareness of their strengths and styles, students will have the ability to make decisions related to their own learning.
We build a positive, supportive, diversified environment that enables each student to develop cognitively, aesthetically, physically, and socially. We will seek out and provide relevant, enriching experiences to encourage lifelong learning.
We will provide a foundation from which students can be successful by building a unified partnership among students, parents, teachers, and community. This "hands joined" approach will provide role models, opportunities, and a wealth of experiences.
Our Vision Statement
"Take a hand, touch the future"
Read your favorite book every day! Reading is the door to Adventure!
You never know where it will take you!