Hello and Welcome to Upper School! My name is Donna Rafael, and I am very excited to be your child’s teacher this year. As an educator, I believe that all young adults can learn, demonstrate genuine concern for others, and choose to act responsibly in the classroom. My goals as a teacher are to help all learners learn to the best of their capabilities and to assist learners to work effectively with others. My objective is to create a classroom environment that encourages mutual respect and cooperation and provides opportunities for learners to make choices regarding their behavior. In order to create a positive and productive learning environment in which all learners can achieve and learn to take responsibility for themselves, I have worked with the learners to create a list of rules and procedures that will guide our behavior. If you have any questions regarding my policies or the policies outlined in the School Handbook please do not hesitate to email me and I will do my best to answer any and all questions and/or concerns that you may have.
I look forward to working with your child and to communicating with you concerning his/her progress, special achievements, and any concerns that may arise.
Mrs. Donna H. Rafael