Welcome to 4th Grade, Mrs. Nagdev's class!
Hi there! I can't wait to meet with everyone and get to know you personally. This is my fourth year teaching with Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District and my third year teaching math with our new curriculum. I love both math and fourth grade - and I hope that your children will benefit from this passion! Our math program is interactive and truly involves all the kids at their level. Fourth grade, can't be beat! The expectations for student work and independence helps students to better prepare for fifth grade and middle school. By the end of the year, students should feel like they can take charge of their learning!
Although I am new to Silver Spur, I am not new to education. I feel like I have always been a teacher, I just realized this calling later in life. I completed my B.A. undergraduate degree with Antioch University with a focus in Non-Profit Management in Urban Communities. I worked in both the public and private sectors for several years before completing my teaching credential with California State University Dominguez Hills in 2009. As a new teacher, I worked with early primary-aged children at Manhattan Beach Unified School District. I also worked as an Intensive Behavior Interventionist and am trained in ABA practices and feel that these skills greatly aid all my students.
I am a mother of two beautiful second graders who attend a school in our neighborhood. I was born and raised in El Segundo and I love every moment of bringing up my children at the beach in an area where we are surrounded by such beauty and community everyday. I am a fearless fighter for social justice and this theme plays throughout every aspect of my life. I hope to inspire your kids to also find this theme as virtuous and add it to their knapsacks of future pursuits. I will do my best to create a community where students feel comfortable and empowered to take chances and grow through their academic endeavors. I can't wait to get started and to introduce your children to their new learning community for the 2017 - 2018 school year!