Michaella E. Lesieur is a First Grade Lead Teacher at Alma’s Sarah D. Ottiwell Campus.
What made you decide to join the Crew at Alma?
What made me decide to join the Crew at Alma was the dedication the school has for their students and their warm and welcoming staff. I also love their passion for student growth and achievement on helping students on their education journey. Alma is goal orientated and works to support both students, their families and their staff.
What do you hope to contribute to Alma?
What I hope to contribute to Alma is a strong ELA curriculum for Elementary students, while also bringing in my unique skills sets. I want to provide a fun and educational learning environment for my students. I want our classroom to feel like a family.
What teacher made a difference in your life, and how?
My middle school teacher, Mrs. Clark is the first teacher that comes to mind. Mrs. Clark made a huge difference in my life. Not only did she make learning fun, but she created a learning environment that made you excited to go to class. The countless hours she put into her teaching career worked to make sure every student was able grasp the curriculum and move towards their goals. To this day I still stay in touch with her as she left behind such big footprint in the teaching profession.
Why did you become involved in education?
I became involved in education because I have a passion for learning and I love working with children. I always dreamed of having my own elementary classroom and being able to pursue that dream right now is very exciting. Contributing to the students education is so rewarding. As much as they learn from us, we also learn from them.
Where did you go to college or post-secondary school?
I attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for my Bachelors & Masters Degree, as well as Bristol Community College for my Associates Degree.
What did you like about your college?
What I liked about my college experience was the numerous opportunities that were offered to students. Some of my favorites were my teaching fellowship, thesis project, internships and clubs/organizations. I was also lucky enough to have such kind hearted professors that brought the lectures to life and taught us to learn in so many different ways.
What is your favorite food?
My favorite food would definitely be seafood and carbs.
What is your favorite book?
This is a hard one being an ELA teacher but my favorite book that I have done with my previous students would be “Wonder.” The lesson and story behind the book is great for students.