Tools teachers make a big difference in the lives of children and their families. This is a wall of family recognition of the impact of Tools teachers and our program.Recognize a Tools Teacher
Mrs. Perkins truly cares for the kids. My child loved the hands on activities. He learned so much and became more disciplined and a good listener. We are truly amazed with his progress. I just want to say thank you for spending so much time teaching, guiding and encouraging my child.
Mrs. Hall is a great teacher and Tools of the Mind is a great program. My child liked the down home country atmosphere. She really took off, learned and excelled pretty quickly.
Mrs. Hall is a loving, nurturing, hands-on teacher that makes learning fun and interactive. My child's favorite part of the day was center time. He was always excited to tell us which center he had been to that day. He is ready to read and he developed many social skills.
My daughter loved Ms. Tiffany. She was very caring, helpful and always made my daughter feel special. She loved the play stations and learned her letters and how to write her name.
Mrs. Perkins and Mrs. Sweeny are a perfect dynamic duo. Their love of education is exceptional and their patience is above and beyond with each and every child! My son loves his teachers and his classmates. He learned so much! He developed compassion and curiosity while learning letters, numbers and words.
Mrs. Rubino was so nurturing and played an integral part in supporting my daughter's learning. Our appreciation of her is huge. My child loves everything about school including centers and free time. We've seen such growth in her reading and writing.
Mrs. Rubino was very kind, patient and knew exactly how to keep the kids on track. My child was excited for school every morning. He loved the centers and how they were always changing to something creative. He is able to sound out basic words and spell. He can count, write numbers and started adding and subtracting. Tools of the Mind really prepared my child for Kindergarten.
Mrs. Beekman and Mrs. Zakutney took a huge interest in the children's development and growth. They were always very hands-on and helpful. All three of my children have had Mrs. Beekman as a teacher and still talk about things she did with them in class. To this day, my kids still go up to her to say hello and give her a hug. There is no one better than her! Mrs. Beekman is beyond successful in the way she teaches Tools of the Mind.
It’s amazing how much my son developed in one year with Mrs. Regal. She was a great role model for him. He went from not being able to read in the beginning to being able to read to me. He loved reading and learning about the adventures of Jack & Annie.
My son loved going to school and learning with Mrs. Regal. He developed so many social skills and so much responsibility. He was always excited to tell me about the role playing, dressing up and each new week’s activities.
I could write a whole book on what an amazing person Ms. Grigoli is. She gave my child confidence and patience and taught her to think for herself. Thanks to Tools, I saw crazy jumps in my daughter's ability to read and write. She loved exploring the world with Jack and Annie!
Mrs. Rubino used the Tools approach to teaching to help my son grasp concepts in a way that he could use and remember. He liked learning math, reading and writing. He always enjoyed the themes and active play. He learned SO MUCH!
Mrs. Rubino and Mrs. Felts were so kind and nurturing. Their feedback helped us follow through at home. I cannot believe how receptive my son was to Tools preschool. He progressed so much throughout the two years.
The impact Mrs. Rubino had on our son cannot be put into words. Academics were never an issue, but it’s his emotional and behavioral gains that Mrs. Rubino should truly be commended for. I fully believe that he would not be where he is today without her.
In Mrs. Rubino's classroom, the learning and growth were apparent. I saw my daughter achieve many skills. She gained so much confidence in her writing. Mrs. Rubino is the best preschool teacher! She is so amazing and knows so much about the Tools of the Mind.
Ms. Tiffany loves her work and her students. She has so much energy, patience, creativity and charisma. My son would tell me about the books he read, songs and new words he learned every day. He really did retain a ton of new information and has a huge zest for learning. He even teaches us new things he learns at school.
Mrs. Rubino helped my son develop tools to refocus attention and apply critical and creative thinking during imaginative play. He was able to recognize letter sounds in words and could write a full sentence. The writing development was amazing to see! Tools provides a noticeable head start for children going into kindergarten.
Ms. Tiffany is caring. My child loves everything about school and is starting to recognize words!
My child has made so many achievements in Ms. Regal's class. We absolutely love her! His favorite part of school was acting out the chapters. We saw so much vocabulary improvement!
My daughter loves school because of the experience she had with Tools of the Mind in Mrs. Beekman's Kindergarten. Tools helped my daughter and I both understand the value of not just academics, but the cognitive, self-regulation and emotional skills that are important to becoming a great student. I attribute my daughter's academic advanced placement to the foundation that was formed by Mrs. Beekman.
My child loved Ms. Tiffany and was excited to go to school. He loved the play stations, got better at many skills and loved the reading.
Mrs. Bean had a great impact on my child. She was concerned and patient. My child has really blossomed. She's learned so much.
Mrs. Perkins really fostered and encouraged our son's independence and development. He loved all the activities that encouraged him to stretch his imagination. He has grown immensely and is so much more independent. He always comes home and shares all the new skills he has mastered.
My daughter loved Mrs. Regal and said she wishes she could have her again next year! She made the class fun and they learned so much.