Mrs. Pessenda
 
~ All students can and will learn in an environment that fosters growth.

~ The Minnesota State Standards do matter.

~ Each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere.

~ Students will have the opportunity to mature emotionally, intellectually, and socially.

~ Students need guidance and support in achieving his or her PERSONAL best.

~ Each student learns differently and at his or her own pace, differentiation is key.

~ All students deserve respect and kindness.

~ Patience is a must.

~ Listening is equally important for students, as well as the teacher.

~ We must celebrate successes no matter how small they may seem.

~ Laughter is a good thing!

~ Teaching is an awesome responsibility!