Welcome! My name is Michelle Lajiness and I am excited to have you and your child as part of our journey through literature! This is my 16th year of teaching. I received my bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University with a concentration in mathematics, science, and early childhood education. I earned my Masters degree from Madonna University with a concentration in reading and literacy education. I am married to my God-given soul mate, John. I am a mother to four children ages 15, 13, 11, and 7. With two children of my own in this age range, I will be walking this middle school journey with you as a parent and teacher. :-)
"So great is the love the Father has lavished upon us that we should be called children of God, and that is what we are!" (1John 3:1)
This is my theme verse for my classroom. As God's children, we all deserve respect, nurturance, encouragement to try new things, compassion, and love. It is my pleasure to journey with students as we grow in our relationship with Christ and interact with his children. What a peaceful world we would live in if we all treated one another as children of the Most High!