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Ms. Peggy Genova, 4th Grade Teacher
M.A.Ed. in K-6, B.S. in Biology, Licensure K-6, National Board Certified Teacher
This will be my fifteenth year teaching fourth graders who, by nature, are very curious and active learners, and enjoy a good laugh! Me too! We approach learning from a holistic model. The use of experiential education, Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory, Brain Gym, Five Principles of Knowledge, and Thinking Maps are just some of the teaching methods utilized in the classroom. Enduring lessons that I weave into our curriculum are self-reliance, physical fitness, service learning, and craftsmanship. What children think they understand about a subject matter is the point of entry where our learning begins. We are all teachers. We are all learners.
I spent my early professional career as a National Park Ranger based in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I love to spend time out in nature hiking, biking, running, drawing plants and animals, gardening, and doing anything that has to do with fibers and fabric! I have a dog named Blueberry who is one of my very best friends! I can’t wait for your child to meet her. I also love my work as a field instructor in the summer for the North Carolina Outward Bound School. There, I work with school teachers, using a wilderness setting, on how to make their teaching experiential. I have two children, all grown up, Kelly and Matt, who both live in Asheville. They each have two daughters. So, that makes me Elisi (Eh-lee-see), Cherokee, for maternal grandmother!
I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about me. Please let me know if you ever have questions or need a resource that I might be able to provide. Do not hesitate to phone or email me. I am really looking forward to being your child’s teacher this year!
Final thoughts..., I believe in guiding students along this journey of learning with care, compassion, and respect for their diverse learning styles, backgrounds, and individual needs.
"Kwa heri ya kuonana" (Swahili for “Until next time”)