Things I like to do: Camping, reading a good book, hiking, playing volleyball, learning, watching a good movie and traveling.
Things I am interested in: Teaching AND learning, history, literature, cooking, outer space, animals.
Foods I like: Chicken Parm, french fries, Pierogi, meatloaf
Books I like: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Space Trilogy, The Jungle Books
Movies I like: The Iron Giant, Balto, The Incredibles
Sports I like: Basketball, tennis, volleyball, football, frisbee
Quotes I like:
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire." -W.B. Yeats
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island" -Walt Disney
Hello Families of Room 430!
My name is Mark Petritsch and I am the student teacher teaching alongside Mr. C this year. I am so excited to be able to learn with your students as I continue to work towards my teaching certification. I am looking forward to your hawk learning a lot and I feel so grateful to be a part of that process here at Hiawatha Elementary.
A little about myself: I grew up in New Jersey and moved to Michigan right out of high school to work full-time for a youth ministry in Detroit. Then, I decided to move to Lansing to go to college and eventually chose to pursue teaching as a career. I started out at Lansing Community College and then transferred to Michigan State where I recently obtained my bachelor’s degree this past May. I am now working towards getting certified in Elementary Teaching with a focus in Social Studies. I love teaching and I am passionate about helping others think outside the box, challenge their understanding and to learn just as much about themselves as about the important subjects in school. I also love to learn myself and I know that there will be a lot for me to learn as well this school year. I am thrilled to be a part of your hawk’s learning journey and I look forward to getting to know you and your student!