Mrs. Jenean Moss 
             Each year brings its own challenges and rewards with a new group of children eager to learn.  I enjoy seeing how enthusiastic and motivated the children are.  Their sense of awe and wonder over the smallest things is amazing. My goal is to use that sense of wonder as a catalyst and to help each child develop a “passion for learning”-a gift they can carry with them throughout their lives.  It is important that each child feels safe and secure and to begin their schooling “career” in a very positive way.  I try to instill a strong sense of self-worth and a positive attitude in my students. We learn to respect ourselves and others and to appreciate our uniqueness. I believe that kindergarten should be a journey being taken by students and teacher to build up our minds, muscles and imaginations together through inquiry, exploration, investigation, problem solving and teamwork. 
     I am currently participating in a long-term, comprehensive professional development initiative that is being funded through a grant from the Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust to develop a network of kindergarten teacher leaders for the district.  As a result of this work, I will receive lots of professional development related to how to balance what is known about how kindergarten children develop and learn best with state and local learning standards, curricula, and assessment expectations.