Mrs. Cannell's Third Grade Classroom

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Meet Mrs. Cannell!

Hi!  I am Lisa Cannell.  This is my 27th year of teaching!  I have taught third grade for seven years at Hoover Elementary.  Prior to teaching third grade, I was a Learning Specialist at Marshall and Hoover schools, providing students with specialized academic support.  I also taught first grade for many years. 

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Michigan, a Master’s degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University and a special reading certification from Western Michigan University.  Sorry Spartans, I am a die-hard Wolverine!

I am married and have two teenaged children.  I don't have a lot of time for hobbies, but I enjoy nature walks, swimming, eating Italian food and hanging out with my family.

Educational philosophy

From many years of experience teaching, it is very clear to me that kids need to feel physically and emotionally safe in order to learn academics at their maximum potential.  I always work hard to honor the kids as individuals and to set goals that work toward achieving everyone's "personal best".  When the kids' self esteem as learners is strong, we can make great progress. 

Third graders are transitioning from being early elementary students to intermediate students. They begin to learn more abstract concepts, become more independent and their social skills become more sophisticated.  It is truly exciting to be a part of this amazing developmental transition. 

Communication

Communicating with you is important to me.  I try to respond to communications the same day I receive them.  This may be during after-school hours.  The best way to contact me is through school email  lcannell@livoniapublicschools.org.  I check email several times a day. 

All issues that require an immediate response during the school-day (i.e. changes in after-school plans, etc.) require a call to the school office at 734-744-2730.  Speak directly with office staff.

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