Welcome to Mrs. Briggs' class at Bear Cub Preschool!
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Human Development and the Family - University of Nebraska-Lincoln Masters In Teaching with Technology - Lesley University ELL Endorsement - Wayne State College
Welcome to Preschool! I received my Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I graduated with two majors, Elementary Education and Human Development and the Family. Even though I am certified to teach Preschool through 8th grade, I chose to gear my studies particularly toward Child Development and Early Education. I have spent my career teaching 4 through 7 year olds, preschool through second grade. I received my Masters degree from Lesley University and I also have an endorsement in teaching English Language Learners.
I began teaching in Scottsbluff Public Schools in 1999, after taking eight years away from the classroom to be a stay-at-home mom. This marks my fifth year at Bearcub Preschool. I am a lifelong educator and a lifelong learner. I would like to share my philosophy of education with you.
The purpose of education is to foster competence in dealing with life. Education is sparking curiosity and wonder. It is building schema and building upon schema.
I believe in teaching the whole child, to foster growth and development in each child's cognitive, social, emotional and physical domains. I believe in meeting each child at his or her developmental level and providing rich, meaningful experiences that excite all of the senses.
In my classroom, we celebrate learning and growth; and we build upon our successes! I am so proud of our Bearcub scholars!