Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Collinsville teacher charts growth in new learners

mcfallPublished Online in the Suburban Journals/Collinsville Herald: 8/18/09
Published in the Print Edition: 8/23/09

Decorated with bright yellow borders and character cut-outs, Doris McFall’s classroom at Jefferson Elementary School in Collinsville has all the essentials of a typical kindergarten space, complete with crayons, markers and fairy tale books. But it’s also filled with something more difficult to pin down, McFall said.

“I tell my kids I love them and I mean it,” McFall said as she prepared her room for her new batch of 24 students before the start of school last week. “No matter how old they are, you treat the kids the way you want to be treated.”

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August 18, 2009 Posted by | Feature Stories, Newspaper Writing, Sample Work | , , , , | 1 Comment