Maternity Leave

Dear Parents,

I would like to take this opportunity to let you know what a pleasure it has been to get to know and teach your children this year.  As most of you know, I am expecting my second child at the end of March.  I will be starting my maternity leave on March 28, 2011.  I will return in the last week of school to finish out the school year with my wonderful students.

I am pleased to let you know that during my leave, Mrs. Bach has secured an excellent replacement teacher.  Ms. Jane Coffman will be covering for me for the duration of my leave. She is a former teacher and principal for Broward County Schools.  She is familiar with Challenger Elementary’s rules, policies and code of conduct.   We will discuss classroom curriculum, procedures and policies to help ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible.  She agrees that keeping things as similar as possible is best for all students and she will continue with my classroom practices and curriculum. She is familiar with all student needs.

I am very excited to have Ms. Coffman and I know the students will continue to flourish under her care. I plan on checking in with the class periodically (as much as a new baby will allow me to).  I thank you for your support this year and for letting me be a part of your child’s life.

Educationally yours,

Mrs. Naomi Church, M.S.