Cindy Salerno

Cindy Salerno - Kindergarten / Grade 1

Cindy Salerno
Kindergarten & Grade 1

My name is Cindy Salerno and I have been an elementary educator for the past 18 years. I have spent many of those years working with gifted and talented children. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Physical/Health Education from Framingham State College. In addition, I received my Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Worcester State College.

My main goal as a teacher is to create an atmosphere that fosters learning. In my academically oriented classroom, children are taught in a nurturing, creative and playful environment. I believe that positive reinforcement, natural consequences, and individualized attention encourage students to develop a constructive balance of self-confidence and interpersonal skills necessary for future experiences. 

I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a caring and stimulating environment in which to learn. My K-1 classroom is a special community of learners that varies not only in abilities, but also in learning styles. I look forward every day to presenting my students with a curriculum that involves their interests which in turn helps to make learning more meaningful. I incorporate themed units, projects, group work, individual work, and hands-on learning to help my students be active learners.

While phonetic skills, emerging reading, and mathematics are stressed, there is a strong emphasis placed on enjoying the school experience. My goal is to set a foundation that school is a happy and positive place to be and the years spent in my K-1 class will stand out as a treasured memory.