"Kindergarten is the best grade ever," says Sarah Smith's teacher, Patrick Almand. He started at the school 15 years ago. His mother was an English teacher. She insisted on proper grammar in the home and Patrick values verbal communication with his students. "I get to know my new kids by talking about food. I ask them about their favorite food, dessert, and places to eat. They all have stories to share," he says.
Mr. Almand enjoyed a two-week vacation in South Florida, getting sun, fun, and lots of rest. He loves dogs and had a Shar Pei named Beauregard and a cocker spaniel named Leonardo. "I'm always looking for the next furry friend," he says.
Have a great year, Mr. Almand!