Marianne Carroll - Wetlands Pod

Hello My Name Is...

Marianne Carroll

Marianne Carroll

Kindergarten Teacher - Wetlands Pod-Room 508
Hilton Head Island Early Childhood Center

 Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!
About me: My name is Marianne Carroll
As I reflect on the past years of my profession and philosophy of teaching, a quote comes to mind. It is a statement I refer to and apply every day as I walk through my classroom doors. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “People don't care what you know, until they know how much you care”. I truly believe my job as an educator is to care, nurture, and guide my students.

Each day I look forward to seeing my student’s bright smiles as they enter my classroom eager to learn. I often ask myself, how can I help each child find the meaning of what they do, what they encounter and what they experience. It is important for me to provide each child a safe environment where children can be risk-takers and learn from making mistakes. I want to encourage them to be independent and approach tasks with flexibility and inventiveness.
I feel it is my responsibility to instill self-confidence, a love of learning, and pave the way for a successful future. I strive to foster critical thinking and facilitate the acquisition of lifelong learning. I believe it is up to me as role model to decipher each student's individual talents and integrate these into our learning community. It is imperative to give students opportunities to practice teamwork, demonstrate responsibility, and have active, hands on learning in place for students to make their own discoveries.
Above all, I believe that all children possess unique strengths that can contribute to our early childhood environment and support their development as life-long learners. Building confidence and instilling a passion for knowledge are the essential building blocks for a positive learning experience. These are the fundamental reasons that I value my profession.

I thank each and everyone one of you for sharing your most precious gift with me each day!