Meet your teacher: Yvette Coverdale

Coverdale

Name: Yvette Coverdale

Grade/Subject at what school: fourth grade, Carey Ridge Elementary

Number of years teaching: 15

Background/Schooling (college & high school): Concord High School, Elkhart; B.S. Elementary Education, Indiana University; and M.A. Education, Indiana Wesleyan University.

Why did you become a teacher? My high school biology teacher, Mr. Larimer, made me view education in a new and engaging light. He made learning relevant and inspired me to become a teacher.

What goals do you have for your students? I want my students to use curiosity to develop deep understanding for concepts, and then apply that knowledge in and out of the classroom.

What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills? Communicate with the classroom teacher and maintain a daily, regular time for children to study in a quiet place. Even if their child “doesn’t have homework,” allow students to read, review other academic concepts, or even develop their own learning investigation during that scheduled time.

Name your favorite movie. The Notebook

Name your favorite musician or band. Dave Matthews Band

What’s something your students might not know about you? I don’t like my food to touch other foods! If I am having pancakes, I need my hash browns on another plate so syrup won’t get on them.