Degrees and Certifications:
Associate in Arts Certification Bachelors of Science Certification, Elementary Education K-6 ARI Certified De-Mystifying Phonics Certified Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium Certified AMSTI Year 1 & Year 2 4th Grade Science Certified AMSTI Year 1 4th Grade Math Certified Talents Unlimited Certified ALICE Certified
Mrs. Carmen Schuler
Hello! My name is Carmen Schuler. I grew up in Geneva County and graduated from Slocomb High School. I then received my Associate's degree from Enterprise State Community College and later transferring to the University of Troy-Dothan and earning my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education K-6.
After college, I married and relocated to Mobile, AL for five years due to my husband's job. While living there, I taught fourth grade in the Mobile County Public School District for four years. We transferred back to our hometown and we could not be any happier to be back where we were both born and raised. We have one child, a little boy, named Noah Seth.
I am blessed and thankful to be a part of the wonderful faculty and staff at Geneva County Elementary. I am teaching fourth grade Science and Social Studies. Over the years, I have realized becoming a teacher, is not just the career path I have chosen, it is my divine calling. I feel I have chosen this profession to make a difference in the lives of young people. I have a compassionate heart for helping children understand the process of learning. It is my responsibility to find and provide ways to show children that learning can be enjoyable. Also, it is my place to establish ways that meet the individual needs of all students to the best of my ability. One of the most important roles of being an educator is to provide a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students. Through the experiences that I have encountered, I plan to strive to scaffold students to become independent thinkers, to realize there are no shortcuts to success, and to be life-long learners. I want to positively impact each and every child’s life that I encounter.
In Science and Social Studies, a newsletter will be sent via Remind 101 every Monday with the skills, test dates, and other important information regarding school, Science and Social Studies. Students will always receive a homework sheet that has homework for both subjects on Monday’s. The homework will be for the week, but broken down into components so that students are not having so much homework in one night. Students will write in their planners daily, their nightly homework requirements for both Science and Social Studies. If students want to work ahead, that is their choice. However, they are only expected to do what is written for each night in their planner. Quizzes and test dates will be noted on the weekly newsletters. However, be conscious and mindful that dates may be adjusted due to our school schedules throughout the year. You will be notified via Remind101 when changes and adjustments have been made.
In Science, students will not bring home a science notebook or binder. All materials needed for students will be placed in their homework folder under their Science/Social Studies divider. Students will have vocabulary words and notes to study with each unit that is covered in a nine weeks. The words and notes will be provided on their weekly homework sheet. Notecards will be provided for students to assist with studying. Students will be familiar with the vocabulary words and notes through weekly experiments and projects completed in class. However, it is VERY important that students stay on top of studying to help be successful on their quizzes and assessments.
In Social Studies, students will engage in a profound learning experience using a standard-based consumable textbook. It will take students deeper through primary sources paired with a great online platform. Students will receive a weekly newspaper on Monday’s, unless the week is extended for further learning. This must come back to class with them EVERYDAY. We will read, discuss and highlight important information regarding the weekly topic. Students will have comprehension questions to answer on their weekly homework sheet. This will help as a guide for studying for their weekly assessment. Students do have an online account through Studies Weekly. Students have written down the website, username and password for their account. They may get on their account at home and read through the weekly newspaper. We will utilize the online website in class as well. Students will receive weekly assessments in Social Studies. They will be provided the needed materials to help study to be successful on their quizzes and assessments.
Please feel free to sign up for my Remind account to see what is happening in Science and Social Studies.
Please make sure if you sign up, to put your first and last name, as well as, your child's.
Also, I am using Class Dojo for classroom management. Students work hard on a daily basis to earn positive Dojo points to earn fun, creative rewards for their positive behavior. Message me for your child's login!