Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Norfolk State University (2015)
Master’s Degree in Special Education, Norfolk State University (May 2018)
PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
The early years of development are paramount as the brain is increasing rapidly in size and children are absorbing everything like little human sponges. By using the “whole world” approach to educate our students we are able to cover education from every perspective. As the teacher, I am first in line to be a positive role model for my students. I serve as an example by modeling positive social interactions with my students, their families and other faculty members. Molding solid foundations in my classroom will mean that lessons will be taught for mastery of skills and not for memorization. The “whole child” education approach encompasses every aspect of each student’s life. This method ties family, school and the community together as one unit. This philosophy of teaching focuses on preparing students for future success. Through compassion, self-esteem building and nurturing I plan on promoting positive social, cognitive, physical and emotional development. The definition of “whole child” education is everyone working together for the common good of educating the children.
Lyndsey McIntosh, lovingly referred to as “Miss Lyndsey” by her students, founded The Academy of Learning in 2015 with a mission to build a solid educational foundation for all students. Her personal goal is to provide her children with the foundation that is necessary for them to be successful in future academic endeavors by focusing on the basic domain of the child. As a preschool teacher, creating the “lightbulb effect” when teaching a new concept has always been the desired effect. The goal is to help our children get the foundation of learning that allows them to get ahead of the curve from the beginning of their learning experience which, in most cases, begins in kindergarten. This is derived from a foundation of love, a nurturing spirit and the ability to make learning a fun experience.
Miss Lyndsey loves the Dr. Seuss book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” and her favorite apple is none other than the McIntosh. She also spends her weekend either at the football field watching her son (Ryley) play quarterback or her daughter (Sahmara) cheerlead.