Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Caitlin Baldyga
I am New York State certified in early childhood, childhood, and English as a new language. I am a firm believer in varying my instructional strategies to best cater to each student. By differentiating and modifying instruction, analyzing data to inform instruction, determining English Language proficiency (NYSESLAT), and getting to know each one of my students as whole individuals, I ensure that every student is learning in a way that works specifically for them. By incorporating visuals, educational technology, manipulatives, music, art, and games, I connect learning concepts to real life. Our school follows the International Baccalaureate framework, as I have gained invaluable experience in developing inquiry, knowledge, and compassion for global learning. The IB framework has developed my ability to extend activities to students’ personal experiences and highlight character traits that can support the development of practitioners and learning.