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Miss Brancato

This will be my 1st year teaching at Hillcrest! I love teaching, and learning! I feel very lucky to have this job and to be able to work with your 3rd graders. I believe in understanding the whole child in order to meet their needs. All students have a right to learn, to be heard, to be respected, and to feel safe. I also believe in making learning fun, and one of my biggest hopes is that all of my students will become lifelong learners. Please let me know if I can ever help!

I love reading poetry and nonfiction. My favorite subject to teach is math, but I have fun with all of them! Outside of school I love music, dance, and sports. I play guitar and piano, collect vinyl records, and have been a dance teacher for 7+ years.




    Homework will be assigned throughout the school year. I expect students to show their best work and turn assignments in on time. However, it is important for students to understand work-life balance and to have time for themselves. Please limit students to one hour when completing assignments. If your student has been demonstrating their best effort for one hour and has still not completed their work, they may turn in as much as they were able to get done. Being able to see the work they finished in the allotted time will help me to identify trouble spots that the student and I can work on together. The intention of homework is for students to practice and master new skills, not to cause stress or anxiety.

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