Greetings 3A Parents and Guardians,
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you and your child to my third-grade classroom. I am so excited to meet and get to know all of you. As a Great Hearts teacher, my classroom culture is joyful and dedicated to virtue and academic rigor. We will spend time reading well written literature, discuss deep questions, and persevere through challenges. I look forward to watching your child grow into a virtuous leader and lover of learning who enthusiastically embraces what is good, true and beautiful.
This is my second year teaching at Great Hearts -Archway Arete Academy, but I am not new to teaching third grade. I have been a teacher for more than twenty years. Most of which I have invested in teaching third graders, but also first, second and fifth graders. My original Bachelor’s Degree was received in Economics and Political Science. I went back to school for an Education Degree after I had spent some time volunteering in elementary classrooms while in the United States Air Force and it was suggested that I pursue teaching. Since then I have earned my Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education. Most of my teaching years were in Montana and three in Arizona. I love teaching mathematics, science, writing and watching students achieve at higher academic levels than they ever thought possible. Seeing my students identify their talents is so very exciting, as well as helping them develop greater confidence in areas that they may have judged themselves as deficient. My intuition is strong in identifying children’s personality traits and skills. Teaching is my passion and I pursue success in my students.
My personal story began in a smaller town in Wisconsin, along the shores of Lake Michigan. After college I moved around while in the United States Air Force for thirteen years (Charleston, South Carolina; Dinant, Belgium; Great Falls, Montana), spent almost twenty- eight years in Montana and now reside in the east valley of Phoenix. I love the outdoors and many activities related to it. Running, kayaking, hiking, yoga/Pilates, skiing, camping, golfing and bicycling are just some of the things I enjoy when outside. I enjoy reading when I am not outdoors. Between my beautiful wife and I, we have 5 adult children that reside in California, Idaho, and Arizona. In addition, we share our home with one golden retriever pup (Niko).
I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to work in partnership with you and your child. Each day I will give my very best at delivering relevant and valuable instruction to your child. Thank you for this high honor of being your child’s teacher. Contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or (kudovich3a.blogspot.com). This will contain information about upcoming tests and classroom events. Use the “follow my blog” widget on the right-side bar so that you receive an email when blog is updated. I look forward to seeing you and your little scholar at Meet the Teacher Night.
Mr. Kevin Udovich – third grade teacher, Archway/Arete Academy