Aloha! I am so excited for this school year. Some of you I have had before, others of you I can't wait to get to know. . I LOVE themes. This year our theme is Set Sail. This will be practiced in the classroom and then extended and demonstrated with #s throughout our social media connection. As we move throughout the year, you will find that there are several themes which act as our navigation tools on The Deck. By the way, I call our classroom The Deck, it is a play on words with my last name...
Speaking of which, I am Mrs. Decker. I have been married for 11 years (my husband is awesome!), have 2 dogs, and most of the little kiddos in my world call me Auntie Em. However, we adopted our daughter this last May. We got to be there when she was born and everything. SHE IS AMAZING!!!! Also, we are having another little one this January! WHOOHOO!!! We are SO excited about our family.
I attended Palm Beach Atlantic University where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I then earned by Education Specialist Degree from the University of Central Florida in School Psychology. I love painting, singing, Pintrest, the beach, and going on mission trips. In fact, I am on the Board of Directors of two nonprofit organizations. The people of Detroit and music are some of my passions.
This is going to be a very fun year. Although psychology is full of new terminology, it is really just the study of life, which makes it familiar and interesting at the same time. The more we work together, the more enjoyable and memorable our time will be. I will hold you to high expectations and challenge you to expand your worldviews, but I will be pushing myself in the same ways.
Life is beautiful, and we get to spend this year of it together. I am truly honored.
And don't forget to "Set Sail." :)
If you need to contact me, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. After school hours, assignment questions can be written as a comment on our classroom Instagram account thedeck1718.