Tasmine Poole grew up in Haddonfield, NJ and moved to the DC area to attend George Washington University. She attended the American University in Paris to earn some of her credits toward a BA in Art History and upon returning to the states she graduated from George Washington University in 1999 with her BA. After college she worked in travel marketing for a local company in Herndon and then for United airlines as a flight attendant and trainer. She received her master degree from Old Dominion University in December of 2007 in elementary education. She continued on to earn a endorsement in middle school science in January of 2010.
Ms. Poole's philosophy of teaching is that all students deserve and have the ability to succeed in the classroom. It is the teacher's job to understand various student's needs and make the curriculum accessible to all types of learners. Teachers should implement current and research based practices to allow students every oppurtunity to learn and attain the knowledge that the state of Virginia requires. Parents are an intricate part of a student's success. Especially at the middle school level, students need parent support and structure in order to succeed in the classroom. Technology is an important part of learning and various different media is used to address different student learning styles.
Her door is always open for her students past and present. Parents please don't hesitate to contact her if you need information or have questions. One of her top priorities is keeping parents informed and active in all classroom activities.