Kin – 2nd Grade

“Thank you for providing a program that understands the development of children in all phases, where their love of learning is well nurtured!” – Debra Swaiser

Carrie Corter
BA Elementary Education

Teacher/Child Ratio: 1:16
Maximum Class Size: 16
Ages of Children: 5-8 years

Personal Background:

Carrie has a BA in K-8 Elementary Education from Western Governors’ University and has taught in a variety of environments including Special Education, English Language Learning, Title 1, and Montessori. She has also taught in elementary, middle, and high school before coming to North Wall. Carrie enjoys sewing, watching Marvel movies, reading, and exploring Spokane. She is the proud caretaker of two budgies, Sky and Kiwi, who are the best of frenemies!

Philosophy of Teaching: 

I love learning. I love to learn new things and I love to help others learn new things. To me, there are few things as wonderful as that moment when a student grasps a concept, whether academic or social. Every student offers something unique and special to the world, and it is my privilege as a teacher to collaborate with students to help them meet their full potential, academically and socially, as citizens of the world.

Goals for the Class:

•   Further each child’s innate love of learning

•   Encourage independence and self-discipline

•   Promote respect for self and others as unique individuals in the class and beyond

•   Foster success in academics and soft skills

•   Provide a positive educational experience

Class Schedule:

8:00 Arrival

8:30 Entry task

9:00 Morning circle*

9:30 PE

10:00 Centers: literacy, social studies; snack

11:30 Outside play

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Silent reading

1:00 Afternoon circle and centers: STEM; snack

2:30 Outside play

3:00 Maker Space; snack

5:00 Close of school

* Wednesday 9-10: Art 

* Thursday 9-10: Music