Email: weltner_elizabeth@asdk12.org

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Mount Spurr Elementary. My name is Elizabeth Weltner and I am the K-6 Resource Teacher. This is my third year at ASD and I am very pleased to be here at Mt Spurr. began my teaching
career in 1980, teaching in general education classes in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well as at a Juvenile facility for adjudicated youth. I came to Alaska in 1991, at which time I moved to the bush and
worked in several remote bush communities throughout the State as a K-12 special educator, lead teacher and special education coordinator, before moving here to Anchorage in 2014.

As your child’s case manager, I will provide support and assistance to your child so that he/she can have a positive and successful learning experience. We also have two Paraprofessionals who round out
our teaching team. Together, we work with the classroom teachers to help students understand lessons taught in the classroom, encourage completion of assignments, help study for tests, and provide
accommodations to aid in the learning process. I also provide direct small group instruction in reading, writing, math and social skills.

Working together we can help students meet success and maximize growth.

You can help by:
♦ creating a daily 15-30 minute silent reading time with a book of his/her choice that is not difficult to read.
♦ discussing what they have read and asking questions about their school day in general.
♦ reading to your child and having them read to you regularly.
♦ helping your child with homework, as well as signing and returning completed work or notes from the teacher. Many teachers are using Class DoJo this year which can help you keep informed.
♦ calling or writing a note to the teacher or myself with any questions or concerns you have.
♦ encouraging writing often (letters to friends or relatives, short stories, keeping a journal/diary, etc.)
♦ practicing basic math skills a few times a week.
Working together, we can make this a very positive and productive year for your child.

Elizabeth Weltner