Empowering students with language-based learning differences
Marcia Balmadier, elementary teacher, joins Siena from Green Acres School where she taught 3rd and 4th grade as well as 5th and 6th grade language arts, homeroom, advisory, and introductory technology. She is a hands-on teacher who enjoys infusing drama in the classroom. Marcia earned her B.A. in Theatre from Ohio Wesleyan University and her M.A. in Curriculum Design and Instruction, Elementary Education, from Columbia University’s Teachers College.
Why I Teach At Siena: Nurturing individuals to find what they can do well and then become advocates of their own learning is why I teach; Siena’s consistent approach to teaching across the grades means we are all working towards the same goals using a shared language; this is how I learn best, as well.