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    Welcome to another fantastic year.  I am very excited to have your child in my class this year and am looking forward to a year full of learning and growth.  This year we are working to establish a classroom environment of positive reinforcement and mutual respect.  We have established a respect agreement based upon the book "Discipline That Restores" by Ron and Roxanne Claassen.  I look forward to helping students learn to be productive and respectful citizens in any community in which they participate.  
    This is my 6th year teaching Math; my 4th year at Heatherwood.  My educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Middle level Mathematics.  Before launching my teaching career, I enjoyed 15 years of studying music and teaching piano, along with raising my four amazing children.  I have always enjoyed mathematics and have thoroughly enjoyed helping students gain confidence in their ability to understand mathematical concepts.  My goal is to help every student find success in meeting the Washington State Common Core learning standards in Mathematics.  I believe that as students and I work together in a positive and productive learning environment we can achieve this goal.  Please see my parent letter for our class structure, as well as grading and assessment policies.  Please feel free to contact me at any time via my District e-mail or phone.  I look forward to an amazing year of helping students develop skills that will contribute to a happy and successful life!
    Mandy Brandt