My Second Family
Hello, I am Mrs. Aletha Bailey. This is my 19th year teaching Third Grade at St. Thomas More School (STM). I am a college graduate and have some teaching units from Loyola Marymount University. I have also taught Grades 1-6 in a multi-grade level setting, previously, before coming to STM. That experience has taught me valuable lessons in planning and flexibility.
Every year, my goal is to establish a safe environment for all students. A place where students can make mistakes, ask questions, seek help or just share their thoughts. I also emphasize the importance of tolerance and understanding of other people’s ideas.
Our school’s Common Core State Standard (CCSS) aligned Math and Language Art Curriculum, enables students to think more critically and “outside the box”. The school’s on-going Core Instructional Practice (CIP) Professional Development, aids us, educators, in bringing more depth and meaning/relevance to our students’ learning. Finally, our school’s Catholicity unites the strong union between the academics and faith formation.
Having been here for a while, I have nurtured some great relationships with families, whose children I have taught, from the oldest to the youngest. Somehow this gives me the ability to widen my family outside the Bailey clan. It is a huge blessing to see and track the children’s growth after leaving third grade. My students, incoming and former, become a part of my life. That’s why I stay . STM is my second family and my second home .
Thank you for dropping by and visiting. May our Lord Jesus Christ grant all of us the grace, patience and discernment we all need to face this school year boldly.