Mrs. Ann Rider Personal Belief Statement


I am so happy to be a Kindergarten teacher at Holy Cross Elementary School.  As a parent of two children that are

both graduates of Holy Cross Elementary School, I am very aware of the school’s outstanding academics and its

strong Catholic identity.   


I chose to study and to work in the field of education because I love children!  I enjoy sharing my talents and

knowledge with my students, and being a witness to their excitement for learning.   I feel that my personality,

creativity, and my love of learning and helping others, are qualities that are important to be an successful teacher.


In my classroom, I strive to create a learning environment that motivates, inspires, encourages, and supports

students so that they can grow socially, emotionally, and academically.  


As a lifelong member of the Holy Cross Parish, I am also blessed to be able to share my faith and knowledge of the

Catholic Religion with your children in my classroom each day.