From: Allen, TX
Education: Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Arts in Music and Psycology as well as pursuing a Masters of Education which I will complete in May of 2017.
Brigitte taught music at CSPC for three years and was a substitute teacher in the summers before accepting the job of Pre K Teacher. Brigitte enjoys spending time with her puppy Oliver as well as singing and playing guitar.
We are so proud of all of our Community School Pre K students who are going to the following private schools in Dallas:
Greenhill, Lakehill, Lamplighter, St. Monica, First Baptist, Grace Academy. Past students have attended ESD, St. Alcuin, Dallas International School, St. Johns, and Good Shepard.
From: Dallas, TX
Education: Texas Tech University, Education Degree with a focus in Special Education
Teaching: Four years at CSPC
Ms. Christy Walls began at The Community School teaching toddlers. After two years, she moved to the Pre K class where she is beginning her third year as the Pre K teacher. Ms Christy works as the Pre K teacher in the mornings and serves as the Curriculum Coordinator for the school in the afternoons. She says that it has always been her passion to work with kids. It is my mission to prepare these young kids to make the right life choices in order to be successful.
Teaching Favorite: "Watching the kids have fun while learning something new."
Our pre k program is a mixed age class of 4 and 5 year olds in which the teachers strive to meet each child's needs according to his/her stage of development. Mornings involve various individual and group activities that include reading readiness, number concepts, handwriting, phonics, sequencing, fine and gross motor skills, dramatic play, and art.
Each step of the way, our teachers make sure that each child masters certain skills before proceeding to the next level. Each child also works at his/her own pace. The Pre K strives for a nurturing environment and our teachers recognize that the work of children is play.
For our pre-k students, we also offer weekly enrichment classes in which parents can choose to let their children participate. For these classes we bring in talented experts in special topics, such as music and dance, to bring more variety to the kids' day. Currently our pre-k enrichment classes include: