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Welcome Connie McCarthy to the School Family blog team!

We're thrilled that Connie will be sharing her insight and expertise here on SchoolFamily.com. As a teacher, she has devoted her career to making sure that her young students do very well in school, right from the start. Connie has tons of experience in helping youngsters learn the fundamentals for success at school. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, a Master's Degree in Special Education, and has fulfilled all the requirements of the State of Rhode Island to be deemed a "Highly Qualified Teacher". Connie will be sharing her experience with regular blog posts.

In addition to writing a newspaper column, Connie is a regular speaker on the subject of preparing children for school. As she was raising her own two children, she taught nursery school for four years in her hometown of Barrington, RI. She has been teaching early elementary grades in East Providence for the past twenty-one years.

Connie will be sharing all sorts of tips, ideas, and experience on the blog. She also has some great hands-on activities that are easy to do at home and reinforce core skills.

Connie's first post will be going live tomorrow and it will talk about some of the skills children need to develop before they can master learning. Hope you'll check back often and jump in with your own thoughts and comments!
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#7 eileen o 2009-07-04 12:02
So glad to see this, Connie. And happy for all who will be learning, sharing and using tips from the best.
#6 Audrey Nay 2009-06-27 18:56
love your advice-parent friendly

I too have a blog to try and support our parents
Are you happy for others (including me) to use your tips for our parents?

Audrey Nay
Teacher Librarian
Sandy Beach Public School
#5 laurie g 2009-06-07 18:07
As an elementary school counselor, I am always meeting with concerned parents who are looking for resources. I am thrilled to add Connie's user-friendly tips to my resource list!
#4 kathleen Hall 2009-06-02 12:34
This is great, I am e-mailing this to Sylvia-she will love it. Sylvia keeps your newspaper article on her refrig.
#3 Susanne Toothaker 2009-06-01 20:49
What a wonderful addition! I look forward to reading her articles and gleaning some insight!
#2 Nancy Seadale 2009-06-01 20:47
I am looking forward to hearing your words of wisdom. Thanks for sharing your expertise on-line!!
#1 Marann McCann 2009-06-01 19:50
Great to see a website with talented professionals reaching out to us as parents and grandparents. Looking foward to everyday suggestions to prepare our little ones for learning right in our own home. Thanks!!

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