My Name's Ms.Tucker!
I am from Jacksonville, NC and I actually attended Summersill Elementary as a child! I teach in the same classroom my mother taught second grade in, and the same classroom I was taught in, in second grade! I went to New Bridge Middle School and graduated from Jacksonville High School in 2010. I began my teaching career in New Bern, NC after getting my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education at East Carolina University. I am excited about returning to Summersill to soar as an eagle once again!
My teaching philosophy is rooted in my goal to effectively teach all my students and instill in them a love of learning. I want my students to understand that learning should take place not only in the confines of the classroom, but throughout their everyday lives. I strive to help them become life-long learners and to seize their own opportunities to gain knowledge.
I am an enthusiastic educator who places a large emphasis on differentiation. Understanding that each child is unique and that students learn in different ways, I believe it is essential for educators to differentiate our lessons to better meet the needs of our students. This can include scaffolding, preparing different lessons for students, and adapting whole group lessons for diverse learners. I also support that building positive rapport with students is essential for trust to be gained and thus, learning to thrive.