Welcome! My name is Sammantha Van Orden, and I teach 5th grade at Kenwood! I graduated from Austin Peay State University with my Bachelor's Degree in Education and am currently attending for my Masters in Science education. I am very excited to see what this year holds. Fifth grade is a lot of fun and preparation! I can't wait to meet you!
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KENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT AND BELIEFS: OUR MISSION AT KENWOOD ELEMENTARY IS TO EMPOWER STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR HIGHEST POTENTIAL THROUGH STANDARD BASED INSTRUCTION IN THEIR JOURNEY TO BECOMING LIFE LONG LEARNERS. The mission is supported by the beliefs stated below: We believe in a clean, safe, orderly school to maintain an environment conducive to learning. We believe all children are capable of learning to the best of their abilities. We believe parents, faculty, staff, and community must work together to help children succeed. We believe in a variety of teaching methods that will meet the individual needs of each child.We believe learning is a lifelong responsibility. We believe literacy is essential and all children can learn to read.Vision StatementOur vision is for children to become literate, responsible, and productive citizens with highself-esteem who are able to face future challenges.