• Welcome

    I'm so glad you're here!

    ~ Ms. Farrell ~

    I am a Resource Teacher and Teacher Consultant at Murphy Elementary, now starting my 21st year of teaching and learning in Haslett!  I earned a Master of Science in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Kalamazoo College.  Prior to becoming a teacher in 1997, I was a Clinical Specialist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore.

    One of my professional interests is the integration of technology for enhancing and expanding the learning experiences of children.  I have completed 21 Things 4 Teachers, a program aligned to International Technology Standards (ISTE) and designed to help educators build best practice instructional strategies with technology tools.  I also recently participated in the first cohort of Haslett's Blended Learning Initiative and attended conferences through ♥nErDcamp!♥ and Michigan Virtual University.

    I am passionate about helping young learners understand how much they truly can do.  Strengthening personal responsibility within each child's ability level is at the heart of my program.  I believe that every child has a unique capacity to become a successful, independent, life-long learner, and I promise to do whatever I can to facilitate this growth.  We will have a fantastic year together!

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    Today you are you, that is truer than true.  There is no one alive who is youer than you!  ~ Dr. Seuss

    Start where you are.  Use what you have.  Do what you can.     Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing.  Fair is everybody getting what they need in order to be successful.

    I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.     Keep moving forward.

    Dwell in possibility...  ~ Emily Dickinson

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