2nd Grade

My name is Ms. Myers and I am excited to work with you and your child during this school year! Second grade is a time for students to blossom. It’s a year of developmental transitions and curriculum milestones.


In Language Arts, students spend less time learning to read and more time reading to learn. In Math, they learn to count money and tell time, skills that translate into daily life. It’s a year in which learning becomes more refined and students are expected to be more independent learners.

I believe a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school achievement. Throughout the year, I will communicate with you through weekly newsletters, progress reports, telephone calls, emails, and parent teacher conferences. Together we can support your child’s achievements, challenge him or her to their fullest potential, expand the kinds of learning activities he or she will be offered, and celebrate all of the successes.

It is my belief that a teacher must enter the classroom each day with the highest expectations for their students. Every student has the right to an educational experience that should benefit from dedication, consistency, and love from a teacher. I feel that all students are capable of learning at high levels, and have unique talents and abilities. In my classroom, everyone is an expert at something! We will learn to appreciate the talents that make us different from others, yet realize how similar we all are. My goals are:

  • To help each child feel successful, part of a team, and comfortable with their peers.
  • To guide every student to mastery levels in subjects taught through differentiated instructional approaches.
  • To instill a climate of trust, courtesy, mutual respect, and responsibility.
  • For students to work cooperatively, independently, in small groups, and in large groups.

When my students look back at their year in second grade, I want them to remember the community where they were pushed to be the best person that they could be. I want them to remember that I valued, supported, and believed that one day they too would make a difference in the world.

I look forward to an amazing school year. Thank you for your support, and I cannot wait to see the progress of Keith’s Grade 2 students!

Ms. Emily Myers

Emily Myers

Second Grade

Email: emily.myers@keithschool.net
Phone:  815-399-8823

B.S. in Elementary Education/Early Childhood from University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Ms. Emily Myers joined the Keith Lower School faculty in 2015. A graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood. Emily believes she has strengths in building classsroom spirit and engaging students with SMART board technology. Her teaching philosophy includes incorporating differentiated instruction to meet the diverse needs of students, including those with disabilities and exceptionalities. Along with her passion for teaching, Emily has years of experience in coaching basketball at all different levels and age groups. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing locally with her grandparents, baking, and cheering on the Chicago Bears!