Mrs. Dernbach

Name: Michele Dernbach
Subjects/Grades taught: Grade 1
How many years teaching? 16 years
How many years at SSPP? 13 years
What do you love most about teaching at SSPP? I love that I can teach where my three children attend school.  I love the family atmosphere, and of course the wonderful students.  I love the camaraderie between our teachers!
Awards/Accolades:  B.S. Elementary Education- Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, Mom of 3 children, 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, member of the committee to re-write the 1st grade Social Studies curriculum, and a 5th year STREAM teacher
Favorite book:  Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Favorite food:  Mac and Cheese, Lasagna (pretty much any food coated in cheese!)
Favorite movie:  Top Gun/Soul Surfer/Mr. Holland’s Opus- hard to choose just one!  I enjoy movies that show characters overcoming adversity.
Favorite lesson or theme you teach: I love teaching my bat and butterfly units.  I love incorporating all subject areas into these themes, especially poetry!