Welcome! My name is Maddie Waite, and I am incredibly excited to be your child's teacher. This is my third year teaching first grade at Burns Park. While I was a student at The University of Michigan I was fortunate enough to do my student teaching at Burns Park, and was thrilled to begin my career as a penguin. During my undergraduate program I also majored in Mathematics, and am currently pursuing my Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy.
I became a teacher to be an advocate for students and to support their growth as both individuals and learners. I believe in teaching students to be tolerant, compassionate, and thoughtful individuals in addition to being readers, writers, scientists and mathematicians. I also enjoy finding authentic ways to integrate technology into the classroom in a way that enhances both student learning and parent communication. I recently became a Seesaw Ambassador!
Each time I am in the classroom working with students, it reinforces my passion for this profession. I look forward to a fantastic school year filled with a lot of learning and fun!