about-bird
BECKY SALACUP

Education:

B.S., Wheelock College

Started at The Common School:

2015

Outside interests:

Hiking/walking in the woods, reading, spending time with my family and friends

What brought you to The Common School?

The school’s location, set back away from the street and surrounded by woods, first sparked my curiosity and interest in the The Common School. After exploring the schools website, its approach to teaching and learning resonated with me. When I moved back to the area, I began subbing at The Common School; experiencing the school first-hand solidified that it was a school I wanted to work at.

 

Tell us about a favorite teaching moment at The Common School:

This fall I had the opportunity to take Green Nursery students for walks in the woods in pairs and let them lead the way. We discovered fallen trees blocking the path, a bird’s nest, and even ran into a front loader! Some children stayed close to me and chatted as they walked, while others were off and running with their classmates. It was an all around enjoyable experience, and I look forward to reflecting back on it with the class and seeing where it will lead us this winter!

 

What do you like best about The Common School?

I am thankful to work at a school where the faculty and staff are continually learning and thinking about their teaching practices and applying that to their teaching and interactions with children, families, and co-workers.