Welcome! My name is Maddie Waite, and I am incredibly excited to be your child's teacher this school year. This will be my second year teaching first grade at Burns Park, and my third year in the building. 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.
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.
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!