Miss Foster is very grateful to be teaching third and fourth grade English. She feels especially fortunate to be teaching third and fourth grade. These years remain very close to her heart and soul and she is honored to have this curriculum in her hands. She hopes to instill the same love of words and reading that she herself gained sitting in the same chairs. She finds that at Westminster School, the students are held to a higher standard, and as a result of this, our students are capable of engaging in thoughtful and insightful discussions. She especially loves this age group because the children are first starting to realize that their own opinions and feelings are incredibly important. She enjoys promoting thoughtful discussion about the texts we read as well as encouraging the students to think of writing as an art and not simply work. It is especially rewarding to see that happen with the students.
As a social justice major, Miss Foster studied human interaction and promoting greater justice in our systems of education as well as in other institutions. She feels especially privileged to be employed at a school that takes acceptance and benevolence into its mission statement and community. Westminster School breeds children that bond in a manner of acceptance, tolerance, and love that carries into adulthood. Miss Foster strongly indentifies with these values and is overjoyed to be amongst staff and students that exemplify them.
Tell all the truth but tell it slant —
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth's superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind —