Hello! And Welcome Back! Instead of a physical meeting this year, we made a video for you! Please enjoy! We hope this gives an introductory sense of what this year will entail. We care about you!
Heather Palmer Welesko
Literacy and Assistant Teacher, Grades 4 & 5
Heather Welesko has taught at Mustard Seed School for nearly a decade as a literacy and assistant teacher. She has taught literature and writing at Kean University and Harold Washington College of Chicago. Heather holds an MFA in writing and poetry from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from Evangelical Seminary.
Ms. Welesko is enthusiastic about professional development, and has advanced training in the Handwriting Without Tears program; the Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Program, and the Responsive Classroom/ Development Designs Program through Origin. She continues professional develop through The Columbia University Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She’s passionate about literature, creativity, comprehensive education, and believes strongly in teaching identity and diversity awareness and inclusion.
Ms. Welesko is a poet, artist, and yogi, and is still, always learning.
January 11, 2023
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