Welcome, I look forward to a great year to start your child’s education! My name is Mrs. Charissa Mascho and I will be your child’s looping teacher. I live in Wellsboro with my husband, four young children: Madeline, Marek, Maxwell, and Maddon, and two dogs, Meradith and Remi. Besides teaching, my other passions include playing outside with my kids, exercising, and helping out with my children’s’ sports teams.
I want to inform you about my background in education so you are comfortable with where I stand in education today. I attended college at Bloomsburg University for two years and then transferred to Mansfield University to finish my degree in elementary education. I graduated from Mansfield in 2004, receiving the highest honor of Outstanding Senior in Elementary Education, for my creative, hands-on, and unique ways of teaching and working with students in the classroom. Once I graduated, I taught one fantastic year of kindergarten before transferring to work in sixth grade for three years. I finished my master’s of education through Edinboro University, with a degree in Early Childhood Education. This degree has given me the ability to implement the most current findings and techniques to better help younger children in the classroom. In 2017, I received by second master’s degree as a reading specialist.This will be my eleventh year teaching for Wellsboro Area School District.
In this looping classroom, you will see a fun-filled, exciting room, full of hands-on, individualized learning experiences for your child, modeling the philosopher John Dewey. Dewey believed in a hands-on approach to learning, in which students work together to solve everyday problems. Following Dewey’s footsteps, I also believe children should be moving around the room, discussing issues relative to learning in groups, and learning through fun games and activities. Most important, I feel students should feel safe and comfortable in the classroom environment and know that it is okay to come to me for guidance. My main priority is making sure every child feels welcome and accepted, as well as respectful of other’s differences.
Finally, I wanted to quickly let you know that I will be using the computer and the daily student homework binders to give you access to your child’s progress, inform you of what is going on in the classroom, and capture the everyday moments your child is experiencing this year. Please look on the Wellsboro Area School District website under Charlotte Lappla to see what is currently going on in the classroom. Information on how to contact me will be placed in your child’s homework binder. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year.
You may contact me from 7:15-7:45 or after school until 3:30. I am also available to talk form 1:25-1:55 daily while students are at their special.