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Welcome to 4th grade! I am so excited to have your child in my class and have the opportunity to watch them grow! My name is Christian Forde and this will be my first year in my own classroom. However, I have experience teaching grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for an extended amount of time as a long-term substitute teacher. I received my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education in 2017 and my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019. I have a passion for working with kids and teaching. I recently got married and I have a beautiful baby boy.
Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to 4th grade at Hephzibah Elementary IB World School! I am excited about the opportunity to get to know you and watch your child grow. Although the beginning of this year has not been traditional, I am looking forward to an enriching and dynamic school year.
Communication is very important to me. These past few months have been extremely challenging for all of us, so I view us as a team and would like for us to work together. I have an open-door policy, so please do not hesitate to email me if you ever have any questions! Additionally, I will have office hours, so we can set up an in-person or Zoom conference during these times if you have any concerns.
As a school we use Class Dojo as our main way of communicating. We will also be using Canvas. This system is new, and it will be a learning curve for everyone. I am working to learn it myself and make it as fun and convenient as possible. I am available by email at FordeCh@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us.
The 4th grade team will be sending out more detailed information about our class policies and school policies closer to the beginning of school. I look forward to working with you this year!!
Thank you in advance for your support and understanding!
Hephzibah Elementary School is an official PYP IB World School! IB World Schools share a common philosophy: we are committed to providing a high quality, challenging, international education. Hephzibah Elementary School believes that this is important for our students. Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). For more information about IB, please visit www.ibo.org.