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Mrs. Janessa Olack
My name is Janessa Olack and I am thrilled to be a part of the first grade team at Paddock Elementary School. My students call me Mrs. O.
I completed my Undergraduate studies at Eastern Michigan University many years ago, graduating with a triple minor in Early Childhood Education, Math and Language Arts. I went on to receive my Masters in Education in Elementary Reading and Literacy from Walden University.
I started teaching in 2006. Between then and now, I have enjoyed teaching for several years and have worked in Kindergarten, first grade, and third grade. I also ran my own private tutoring business for quite a while and worked as a Title I Tutor for students in grades K - 5.
My family includes my wonderful husband, our sweet daughter, and our giant dog. When I am not at school, I love spending time with my family, reading (especially historical fiction and practically anything nonfiction), working out, and baking.
I am especially passionate about social-emotional learning and strive to provide my students with a classroom that is calm, structured, organized and loving. I truly love helping students develop confidence and I frequently remind them of this mindset: "We don't have to be perfect in our classroom - but we always try our best!"
I truly love Paddock and feel thankful to be here as part of the fantastic first grade team.