Staretta Taylor Cooper, Pre-K teacher, Obama Elementary
“This is my second year of doing home visits for my scholars. Home visits give me a stronger connection to my scholars, parents and caregivers. After I go into homes, I understand why scholars may act the way they do in my classroom, and I know how to adapt my lesson plans to fit their needs. Scholars open up to me more easily in the classroom because I went into their home and developed that personal relationship. They feel more relaxed and free to express themselves. Something special happens when a teacher enters a scholar's home." - Staretta Taylor Cooper, Pre-K teacher at Obama Elementary.