Dear Parents and Guardians,

I have prepared this letter to introduce myself, and to give you and your child some ideas as to what to expect over the course of this year.
I am a 1983 graduate of Austin High School. I attended Austin Community College and graduated with an Associates of Arts Degree. Undecided about my future plans, I ventured out to New York and worked as a nanny for a family in Scarsdale, New York. I enjoyed the east coast so much that I moved to Hoboken, New Jersey and went back to college. I attended Jersey City State College and majored in elementary education and sociology. In 1995 I graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree. After graduating, I ventured back to Austin, Minnesota, where I currently reside.
I am a single parent of a 27 year old girl. I keep busy attending school activities, sports events, concerts and visiting family. 
This year is my twenty fourth year of teaching fourth grade at Lyle Public School! Working with children is rewarding and purposeful. I enjoy each day, and am thankful for the time I spend with the children.
This is a very special time in your child's life. He or she will be learning many new things this year - academic skills, organizational skills, social skills, self- confidence, and responsibility.
You play a major role in helping your child reach the maximum of his or her potential. By working together, I believe we can all help your child become the best person possible - socially, emotionally, and scholastically.
If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact me. Unless it is an emergency, I would appreciate a note or phone call requesting a meeting time so that I will be able to give you and your child my undivided attention.
I'm looking forward to working with you this year as we help your child experience all the joys of learning. I stand ready to assist you in any way I can, so please feel free to get in touch with me at any time. Your participation and encouragement will be major contributions to your child's success this year!

Miss O'Connor


Contact: Tamara O'Connor (507) 325-2201ext.3021