Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Middle Childhood Education Certified Social Studies Certified Mathematics
Mrs. Colleen Lovelace
I am a UW-Milwaukee graduate with my Bachelors in Middle Childhood Education. I love working with Upper Elementary students and enjoy seeing how they grow into such critical thinkers and problem solvers. I am so pleased to be working at McKinley Elementary, and have been welcomed in my first year here with open arms. I am currently in my fourth year of teaching and have specialized licenses in both Social Studies and Math Education. I have been a part of my building literacy team at my previous district and believe that a strong foundation in reading will help set students up for a lifetime of success across a multitude of content areas.
My overall philosophy on teaching is that students learn best through individualized practice, and by persisting through their mistakes. I emphasize a growth mindset in the classroom where students are not only encouraged to make mistsakes (because it means they are trying), but we celebrate them as new learning opportunities. I love seeing kids not only embrace mistakes, but inviting them as a normal part of the classroom experience. It is great to see!
If you should ever have any questions about content, grading or curriculum within the classroom, please contact me at any of the contact options listed here on my webpage. As a general rule of thumb, email is always best.