Mr. Rogers' PrideThere is nothing more important to our future than the education of our children. Success for all is always possible in this great nation of ours; however, globalization is requiring our students to be better educated in order to compete with the world.I have very high expectations for all of my students. I know that all can achieve great success in their classroom with discipline, hard work and desire. I need each and every parent's constant supervision to ensure that their children give it their best. Fourth grade is a transition year where students become more independent and responsible for their own work. For many students this does not come easy and requires a lot of parental support. I went through the transition with my 3 children and had to work hard to get through those difficult times. I can proudly say that all 3 children went on to graduate from college and are successful adults.This year there will a great deal of emphasis on the STAAR tests in 4th grade. It is my goal that the students master the subject matter so that they will pass the test, and not merely learn how to pass the test.My door is always open and feel free to contact me at any time for any reason.Thank you for this opportunity.