My name is Mrs. Dorothy Pastoriza-Plukas (Dot Plukas), and I will be your child’steacher this year.You and I will be spending more time with your child in the upcoming school year than any other adult.Because of this, I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a few things about myself-both personally and professionally.
I was born and raised right here on the West side.I received my B.A. degree in Elementary Education from Linfield College, Oregon and my M.A. degree in Elementary Education from California State University Northridge.I taught seven years at Wilshire Crest Elementary .This will be my twenty-fifth year here at Fairburn, making this my thirty-second year teaching for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Iam married with three children of my own.Each child is very different and I often draw from my own experiences as a parent as well as an educator when working with your child.
Parents are the most important people in a child’s life, and we need to work together for the benefit of your child.I need you to support my academic, homework and discipline efforts here at school.In return, I will keep you informed about all aspects of your child’s experiences at school.With school and home working together, I know that each and every student can have his or her most successful school year yet.I’m looking forwardto working with you this academic school year