This enrichment program is for students entering fifth grade who are looking for an advanced curriculum as they prepare to transition into fifth grade. Through differentiated instruction, teachers will bring each learner to the next level. Students will work on more sophisticated vocabulary and literature to help with analysis. Math will include concepts of logic, reasoning and problem solving.
Jill Brown is a 17 year veteran teacher. This is her third year at American Heritage School. She has worked in the classroom and outside of the classroom developing and supporting teachers with professional development and curriculum. She has led educational meetings both in a school setting, as well as larger venues. She feels most passionate about education experiences that foster relationship building with students. Jill has always felt a need to help children of all ages with social-emotional growth and well being, as well as knowledge attainment. She has a Master's in Guidance Counseling and plans to seek her Doctorate in the near future.
Gwendolyn Esposito has been teaching for 16 years, the last five of which have been as a fifth grade teacher at American Heritage School. Four out of those 16 years have been spent in administrative roles such as Assistant Principal and STEM Curriculum Writer for the School District of Palm Beach County. She currently holds an Educational Leadership Certificate for grades K-12, Elementary Teaching Certificate for grades K-6, and she is the current team leader for fifth grade. She is also the advisor for the Safety Patrol program as well as the co-advisor for the SGA program at American Heritage School.
Lauren Kramer is a veteran teacher with 20 years of teaching experience. For the past eight years she has taught at American Heritage School and has been Director of Reading for the last five years. She runs Cover to Cover, a campus book club. She was voted Teacher of the Year in 2015. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Master of Education in Reading, with additional certification in ESOL (K-12). She is in the process of completing her National Board Certification.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.