Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! My name is Mrs. Nicole Irvine and I will be your child’s ESL teacher this school year. As I will be learning a great deal about your child over the upcoming school year, I wanted to take some time and introduce myself. I graduated from Robert Morris University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in science, and I also have a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in English as a Second Language. This is my second year teaching ESL, and my eleventh year in the district, so I am very familiar with the curriculum and students. Through this experience, I have grown to love the district and everything it has to offer its students. I have developed a love for teaching over the years through tutoring and helping a younger sibling. I was also the Junior Varsity Coach for the Girls’ and Boys’ Tennis Teams for many years, so I have been involved in all aspects of the district. I am overjoyed to be able to help your child succeed and reach his or her own personal goals this school year.
I believe parental support and involvement are key components to a successful classroom. As a result, please look for emails, notes, or important letters that are sent to provide you with updates on your child's progress. I welcome ideas, questions, and comments because I believe that nothing can be achieved if the teacher and parents are not working together.
Please feel free to contact me with any ideas, problems, or concerns because I am always willing to help. I can be contacted by phone between 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at (724)-796-1551. As always, email is also a great alternative since I am able to check this when school is not in session. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be sure to respond within 24 hours of the initial contact, however if there is an emergency please contact the office. Remember, I am here to help your child have the best year possible, so please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to the opportunity of working with all of you this year, and together we will make an excellent team!