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"Mrs. Keesee LOVES the children! She is intentional with each student in their academic growth but also in developing a Christ-like character. She addresses conflict, bad attitudes, etc, simply and with scripture."
"Mrs. Keesee is very loving, patient and kind. She is always encouraging my daughter to do her best."
"Her attention to detail and knowing every child. I know our child feels loved by her, and she shares the same goals we do at home when it comes to developing their virtues."
"I appreciate Mrs. Keesee's ability to give dignity to each child as an individual. I also appreciate her teaching style - calm and direct - with a focus on character formation over behavior modification."
"She is patient with my son... and redirects him when he gets lost or unfocused."
"The way she constantly uses scripture to point the children in the right direction and how she helps the students think critically about decisions they make."
"Her love of the Lord and how she cares for each child in the class - she is incredibly patient and gifted at nurturing the hearts of children of this age."
"Mrs. Keesee is so wonderful with the kids while also being the authority. She makes learning fun and weaves lessons into each activity. I'm truly amazed when I watch her with the kids."
"Calming influence, very kind yet has high expectations. Heavy influence on grace and heart behind behavior/action."
"Her willingness to see my child where she is at. She helps her at her level as much as she can."
"She genuinely seems to love the children and has a strong desire to shape their hearts and show them God's love. Endless patience."
"Even on the days that my child might have a hard time, she almost always adds something he did well that day, too (on the communication sheet). I really appreciate that encouragement."
"Her clear communication and attention to detail regarding the child's heart."
"Her sweet way to discipline the kids, with love and respect."
"She is clear and kind. She lets them know the consequences of actions, and follows through. She gives us good feedback on the communication sheet and seeks me out if something specific happened, like a minor injury."
"I love the direction received in the class spiritually and academically. Mrs. Keesee has a nice balance when correcting students. She helps foster a love for learning and one another."
"Her gentleness, encouragement and her strong communication with parents!"
"She loves the children and takes time to know each one individually while maintaining obedience of the group. She communicates to us as parents any areas of improvement as well as any areas that need work."
"Patient with children, joyful in her role, uses every moment to teach!"
"Responsive for parents, insightful comments about child's day on communication sheet."
"Her genuine love for the families in her class."
"She strives to get to know and understand each student."
"I like that she is so involved with the class as she teaches- I love that she does the dances, jingles and songs with the class. I like that she's relaxed while still holding a high standard for the students."
"Patience. Kindness. Gentleness. She's a real example of someone with the fruits of the spirit in them."
"Her loving, gentle, way."
"She is gentle and kind. She encourages them in class and by notes on class work and homework."
"Her thoughtfulness, kindness, and love for each child. She is a wonderful combination of grace AND truth. She wants every child to be the best they can be."
"Kind and gentle spirit. Appears to be fair in handling conflict. Encourages my child in building her character and in areas struggles academically. Very good at communicating with parents."
"Mrs. Barbulescu is loving, patient, kind, and a gifted teacher. We are so blessed to have her teaching our daughter."
"Mrs. Barbulescu has a heart for not only teaching her students effectively in the core subjects, but also in molding their characters so they grow into men and women who love the Lord."
"She cares to notice little characteristics in the kids and point it to a truth - good or bad. It helps me get a better glimpse into my child's heart. It's great to have another person's perspective and wisdom in raising these people in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."
"She has such a loving, kind and gentle spirit that fits perfectly with this age group. She is filled with grace and is wonderful with the class."
"The grace she displays to students. She is so understanding. It is very obvious that she wants the student to excel and enjoy learning."
"She loves her students!! She's been very encouraging and to my child, and has helped strengthen their character!"
"I appreciate the rigor of the curriculum that Mrs. Barbelescu has set up for 1st grade. Student's are challenged and pushed to grow more and more every week."
"That my child loves her teaching style and has told me that she is a great teacher."
"Patience and kindness."
"Mrs. St. Hill has high expectations and is consistent. She encourages a level of maturity and responsibility that is appropriate for 2nd graders. She balances those increasing expectations with still loving the kids and having fun with them at an appropriate age level as well."
"I appreciate her patience with my child."
"She has been a blessing to our daughter. She is patient and has given her extra attention when needed. She has a great teaching style that my daughter who has struggled, understands easily. Mrs. St. Hill also sends the weekly newsletter early to give us extra time on memory work and spelling."
"She truly cares and appreciates my child."
"She is firm and gracious and my child respects and loves her and is learning a lot this year."
"She is so kind. She has a quiet spirited authority that amazes me. She is for her students. She is patient. She is not an over communicator with parents, but she is ALWAYS very available to help and assist when I've needed to ask her questions as I try to learn the Stonehaven ropes!"
"Her gentle spirit and love for the Lord, and her willingness to set high expectations for the children she teaches and hold them accountable to those standards."
"She seems to truly understand that these are young children, so she operates in a lot of compassion and grace, having high expectations, but not too high."
"Mrs. St.Hill has high expectations for her students, but she communicates them with love and grace. She gives my child a lot of individual attention and care. She is careful to make sure I'm aware of anything that may have affected my child during the day."
"Donna has a very big heart for the children and I know she loves them very much. She also really wants to get parent feedback and she is a great listener. She is open and willing to change the schedule of the week when it seems overwhelming to the students which is greatly appreciated. I also like the fact that Donna has high expectations for the students at an age when it's time to be more responsible."
"Mrs. St. Hill is very creative in her teaching and has a tender heart!"
"Her ability to teach content in a way my child can grasp and enjoy learning."
"Mrs. St. Hill does a great job communicating and is very committed to her role as an educator."
"Her poise, her sense of humor, the calm and direct way she runs her classroom."
"I love her enthusiasm and careful attention to her students and her desire to to not just teach Biblical truths but help the students learn how to live them out."
"She's not easy... Expects much from students and they deliver!"
"I can't say enough about how much I appreciate Pam Grote. She is amazing. She is so responsive to parent requests, even after hours and on weekends. Thank you!!!!"
"She is creative and interesting. She captures the attention and imagination of her students."
"She's fun, sharp, amazingly wise, insightful, vigilant, and concerned with academic, spiritual, emotional, and spiritual growth. In short, she rocks!"
"I appreciate her enthusiasm for teaching. She is amazing! I love that she loves my child and truly cares for their well being."
"She genuinely cares for each child and works hard to instill a love for learning through a Christian lens."
"The way in which she makes learning joyful and interesting. I also appreciate her patience. My child has enjoyed reading SO much this year."
"I appreciate her positive no-nonsense approach. I love that she prays for our children."
"I truly feel Mrs. Grote loves my child like her own."
"Sturdy and straight forward character."
"She is FOR the kids. Her aim is to strengthen and empower them."
"Thoughtfulness related to our child's unique needs. Willingness to talk when a.conversation is necessary."
"She makes learning fun for the kids! She is patient and encouraging."
"I really appreciate how Mrs. Grote really show interest in our daughter's education. She is always there when we need to schedule a meeting. I thank God for caring teachers like her. Thank you so much! Tt means the world to us."
"Her attitude which is both loving towards the kids but firm on their behavior. It makes the classroom experience both fun and appropriately disciplined."
"She communicate well with the parent and is always available to talk when necessary. She cares deeply for our children. She knows the potential for our child and strives to help him achieve that high potential."
"Mrs. Grote has really pushed my child this year, and she is helping her overcome her fears! She's a fun teacher! I can see how many of the third graders have matured this year!"
"Has a Godly approach to how she handles her class."
"Clear communication, how she makes learning FUN, kind, funny voices, pulls excellence out of her students, high standards, loved by her students and she is by far my favorite teacher to communicate with since starting Stonehaven four years ago. I cannot say enough how WONDERFUL she is to work with. My daughter LOVES her and LOVES learning from her each day! Mrs. Grote ROCKS!!!"
"Personableness, accessibility, her willingness and ability to help with conflict among students."
"She goes out of her way to tell parents about all the positive things their student is doing. She is very positive with the children, too."
"Mastery of all things 4th grade from math to grammar to wagon building."
"She makes our daughter feel special and appreciated and our daughter has communicated that she believed her teacher is proud of her!"
"How she address individual issues and create positivity to that the child(ren) receive a positive outcome. My child has told stories of how Ms. Keesee handled a situation and given her tools on how to handle them in the future. I appreciate her understanding and getting to her students individual(personality, attitude, challenges)."
"Lexi has surpassed all of our expectations as a teacher to our son. She is so kind, extremely knowledgeable of what she's teaching, holds a high standard (and helps him meet it), maintains clear order in the classroom, and really does a wonderful job of getting to know our child! We love Ms. Keesee!!!"
"Her desire to create a place where character and academics matter equally."
"She sends pictures of my child's day and work periodically."
"Her even temperament, her excitement for reading and her knowledge of books."
"Her love and excitement for reading, the way that she shows interest in her students personally (love the "highs and lows" questions). The structure she provides in the classroom helps my child succeed."
"She encourages kids to think creatively, do their best and read well. Love the book selections she has for her class."
"Lexi has really instilled a love for reading in my child, which I thought could never be done. She has high expectations for the students and doesn't budge and I appreciate that. Lexi truly wants the children to give their best work and she keeps encouraging them to do so."
"She is teaching my daughter to love learning. She's encouraging and entergetic."
"I really appreciate how Ms. Keesee is very patient with my daughter. She is so excited about school and what she is learning from Ms. Keesee. I really do appreciate how she makes my daughter feel like she's part of a team."
"Her sense of adventure and fun, her passion for great literature, her patience, and her maturity and wisdom handling conflict."
"Her love for learnng, her encouraging spirit and her organization and communication with parents and students."
"Her instilling the love of reading in my child."
"Communication and organization!"
"My child loves Mr. Scheidt and that means the most to them. He is an engaging teacher and makes learning fun."
"I appreciate his honesty and the way he speaks about my daughter's potential and not her weaknesses. My daughter has become excited about tea time because of Mr. Scheidt."
"He makes learning fun for the kids. My daughter is thriving this year. Mr. Scheidt is passionate about God, academics and is a great role model."
"His work with them on reciting poems and getting comfortable speaking in front of the class."
"I appreciate Wesley's deep love for and reverence for the Lord and how that love and reverence is his lead foot in everything he does with our children. He is passionate and enthusiastic about his job and the content he is teaching, and that really makes the subjects "pop" and appeal to our students as well. He has very clear expectations and grading criteria. The homework load has been very reasonable. He offers great encouragement and also constructive comments to help students improve and grow. He is humble and is very teachable--I see him often reaching out to fellow teachers and leadership to help him handle delicate situations that don't fall into his areas of expertise. He deeply loves our children and clearly desires to shepherd, not just their minds, but their hearts as well."
"He is encouraging and seems to make learning lots of fun!"
"We appreciate his sincere desire to challenge and inspire our son. Through recent conversations we know he is open to feedback and seems willing to grow in his new role as a teacher. We appreciate that he has high expectations and that the academic rigor is evident throughout the class. However, this has also caused some concerns. We truly recognize we have the same goals but we are concerned with the methods used to achieve them and their effectiveness."
"He pushes her to excellence. He's quick to call out the gold in students."
"We appreciate Scheidt's creativity and his ability to weave music into the class's daily routine."
"I can really feel the desire in Wesley to support my child's relationship to Christ. I sense that he is prayerful and intensely interested in my child understanding our faith."
"His high standards."
"I appreciate that the teachers work hard to ensure that my daughter has a good understanding of the concepts being taught. They give her individual attention if needed and opportunities to show mastery of the content."
"They genuinely care about my child - their love, concern and desire for his well-being are obvious."
"I love how both individually and collectively, the teaching staff has come alongside my son to assist him in the learning process. They are guiding him as he uniquely develops cognitively at his pace which helps him to stay focused and not give up."
"They challenge, inspire and motivate my child."
"They are willing to go beyond the initial point of teaching to make sure that each child is getting what they need and maximizing their full potential."
"I love how they truly seem to enjoy the middle school age and stage and work with the students to make middle school an amazingly engaging and fun experience. I appreciate how they are not only concerned with academic growth, but also spiritual and emotional growth coupled with necessary life skills (ahem, organization). I feel like they really know my child and want to challenge him to use his gifts to glorify God."
"Their warmth and kindness, their care for the person as well as the student, their encouraging way, their high standard of excellence in the kids. They are very helpful and communicative with the parents."
"They love what they do. The class size fosters greater connection and teachers are able to see and address problems earlier. Mr. Rickman has been teaching math in a way that my child "gets it"."
"Their personal approach and intelligence. They truly care about our child."
"I love their love and care for the students. My children adore them! This is such a breath of fresh air, coming from the public schools where my kids would say their teachers were very impatient and downright mean. The children all seem to respect them very much. They are very very encouraging to myself and to my kids. I appreciate the way they hold my children to a high standard of behavior. The lines of communication between us is wide open, and I love that."
"Quick responses to parent concerns and questions and fostering a close-knit environment."
"Sense of humor, how they embody tough love."
"Their passion in helping the children."
"I really appreciate how they partner with us to work on our child's particular strengths and weaknesses, and how they are just as concerned with character and organizational issues as they are with academic ones. I like receiving regular feedback through "The Take" so we know how our child is progressing or struggling and in which areas so we can discuss and reinforce those things at home. I also appreciate how they shepherd the students to be the ones responsible for their things (assignments, belongings, etc.), and that there is an appeal process to leave room for grace and exceptions."
"They are flexible, kind, funny, intelligent, and encouraging."
"I appreciate the amount of energy and effort they pour into my student. I also appreciate the weekly "take" that keeps a pulse on the student from each teachers' perspective."
"The teachers are encouraging and loving."
"The constant feedback."
"High level of intelligence of the teachers and pushes our students to a higher level of understanding. Repetitive work is kept to a minimum. The teachers work to challenge the students according to their ability."
"Their love and concern for their students and their many modes of communication with parents!"
"I appreciate all the hard work, love and care each teacher pours into the students. The weekly communication is such a gift for parents who are trying hard to keep their students on par."
"Demonstrate genuine love and care for the kids and their learning; good communication with parents, demonstrate extreme dedication to their jobs as teachers; extremely knowledgeable about subjects they teach and use a variety of methods to make learning fun for the kids."
"Creative. Passionate. Sharp. Quick-witted. Wise. Patient. Godly."
"Their love for learning and their support and encouragement of our child in her learning."
"I LOVE Mrs. Hobson's sense of humor. I adore that all three teachers believe, and practice, natural consequences. All these teachers are committed to their students and I am so appreciative of their hard work!"