About Me Paragraph: Hello, my name is Mrs. Fonseka. This year, I complete twenty-seven years of professional teaching experience working with children from infancy through school-age. I finished my undergrad education at the California State University, Bakersfield and received my bachelor’s degree in liberal studies in 2011. This is my fourth year teaching at Life Source International Charter School, after I earned my preliminary multiple subjects teaching credential in 2014 from the University of La Verne. In May of 2015, I also graduated from the University of La Verne with my master’s degree in special emphasis. Then after, in November of 2015, I obtained my clear multiple subjects teaching credential from the San Diego State University. In the past, I have worked as an infant /toddler and preschool teacher, as well as a Montessori teacher/administrator for private schools. In addition, I have also taught and owned a family day care and worked as a preschool paraprofessional and instructional assistant in elementary grades for the Newhall School District. As an elementary teacher, I hope to touch the lives of all students by recognizing their strengths and weaknesses to help them improve socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically through a well-structured curriculum and classroom. I personally believe that if students are given the precise tools, they can achieve their full potential. With the increased diversity in today’s classrooms, I am confident that my teaching knowledge and experience will tremendously make a difference in a child’s life.
Mission Statement: My mission as a teacher is to see that all students succeed, no matter what learning or reading difficulties they may have. I will also not forget the children who are living in poverty or whose needs have to be challenged because of special gifts or talents they have inherited. I will work tirelessly to diversify instruction to meet the needs of all learners, so they can all benefit from a lifelong, positive learning experience. Finally, I will learn and look for ways to keep up with the changes that affect our future generation of students.