Welcome to Mrs. Dragomier's Class!

my photo Hello! I would like to welcome you to my second grade class! This will be my fourth year teaching here at Saint Michael School. I had previously taught for seventeen years at Saint Paul School in North Canton. I am excited to be teaching this special sacramental year again.

I would like to take this opportunity to give you some information about myself and my teaching theories. I will celebrate my thirteenth anniversary with my husband, John, over the summer. I am the proud mother of an eleven-year-old son, Tony, and a nine-year-old daughter, Grace. My husband owns his own home inspection business (Champion Property Inspections). We both grew up in Canton and love this area!

I am involved in a number of community organizations. I am currently the Vice President on the Board of Directors for Godís Tiny Angels, a local support group that assists families who have lost a child due to miscarriage or stillbirth. My husband and I were involved in the Marriage Preparation program and I am a lector here at Saint Michael Church.

I really enjoy spending time with my family, and watching my children learn and explore new things! Tony will be in fifth grade and Grace will be in fourth grade this year. I love working in the same school with my children. I also really enjoy playing games and scrapbooking. I am a huge Browns fan and am looking forward to watching them play football this fall. Maybe this is their year! Since my husband is a former McKinley football player and graduate, you will find us cheering on the Bulldogs at every game this season.

I earned my bachelor's degree at Miami University and am certified to teach all grade levels from Kindergarten through eighth grade. I also have a special interest and knowledge about students with exceptionalities, which includes everything from students with physical disabilities to gifted students. I graduated with a Masterís degree in Education from Walsh University. I believe I can learn from my students as much as they learn from me.

My teaching is based on positive reinforcement, creativity, and respect. Positive reinforcement helps the students develop high self-esteem, which is an essential tool for classroom achievement.

I also believe creativity is necessary for optimum learning. This dimension will be incorporated in all subject area lessons and assignments. Finally, respect is the number one rule in my classroom. This includes respect for each other, each other's belongings, personal space, classroom materials, and our entire school community. I will help my students in the development of their social skills, and assure you that I will be a good role model for them to follow.

My discipline plan is a positive one. I will focus on rewarding appropriate behavior and teaching problem-solving strategies, so that my students will be able to work out many of their conflicts among themselves. My classroom will be set up to best facilitate student learning. I have tried to make it as inviting as possible by including a large selection of books. The goal is for the students to want to learn to read, and to enjoy books. The walls will be covered with bright, stimulating information, as well as the students' work. I want each student to feel that they belong in this classroom, and are an integral part of it.

I am especially looking forward to this special sacramental year. Guiding the students through the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist is a very rewarding experience. I am looking forward to making this a fun-filled, educational year for all!