2021-2022~ School Year!
Hello Parents and Students~
I'd like to take this time to introduce myself. My name is Veronica (Roni) McAchran, and am excited to begin the 2021-2022 school year at Star Elementary School. The 2021-2022 school year marks my 18th year teaching, my first at Star Elementary, and 15th in the West Ada School District. I have taught K-5th Special Education, 4th Grade, and 5th grade. I love the 5th grade, and it has by far become my favorite grade level to teach. Along with my degree in Elementary Education, I also have my Master's in Special Education, with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorders. I enjoy implementing the strategies and interventions needed in order to help my students begin to trust in themselves enough, so they are no longer afraid to try the things most challenging to them. Working together, and establishing a relationship built on trust allows students to understand what their role is within the classroom enviornment. I try to create a classroom community where students are accepted, held accountable for their actions, and responsible. I make it very clear that I am in no part your child's friend, but rather one who cares for them much like a parent, and will encourage, teach, and help guide them along their 5th grade journey. I have an open door policy and respect that as your child's parent you know your kiddo unlike anyone else. As a mother, I know the students in my class are someone's child, and I make sure the classroom has a perfect mix of heart, humor, and honesty to help calm any storms we may approach. Together, we can help your child meet the needs placed before them, and make their 5th grade year one they will never forget!