Teacher Testimonial – Kathy Kopp

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“Words cannot do justice to what happens to a child’s confidence in a multi-age classroom in which they are allowed to be a mentor, a leader, even an expert in some areas. By being with the same teachers and learners, a comfort level – a family feeling – allows a child to take risks a learner, grow as a person and become all he/she can be. Themes are changed every year and by choosing their own themes, guiding the unit of study with their questions, and finding those answers, children are invested and captivated by the journey. They learn how to find out information they are interested in – NOT just learning random facts, memorizing answers and regurgitating teacher expectations. They find learning meaningful and F-U-N!

I love watching children enjoy school. I love facilitating their learning journey. I truly believe Chance School is the best school in Louisville. The small teacher-pupil ratio allows children to receive attention in many areas they require. It is such an amazing benefit. I believe Chance gives every child confidence, success, problem-solving skills, leadership opportunities and instills a love of learning. Aren’t these precisely the tools we want our children to carry with them as they face the challenges of their world?”

Kathy Kopp
Resource Teacher – Early Intervention Specialist for Reading and Math

Teacher Testimonial – Janie Langan

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“I have taught Art over the past 30 years in many parochial and private schools in the Louisville area and inspired each child over the past 20 years at Chance. Never have I found an environment as enriching as Chance School. The teachers and children enter the building each day with smiles and are challenged with a stimulating and challenging curriculum that develops the whole child. Whether it is Math, Language Arts, Music, PE, Science or Art, the child challenges social, physical, cognitive and creative skills.

It’s ‘home away from home’ and we all love working in this environment. With a class size of 8-12 students, art students are allowed time for brainstorming + hands-on activities + critiques and sharing artwork, which ensures success and growth for every child in the classroom. As the Art Specialist, it brings me great joy to watch my students blossom into amazing young artists. My resources are plentiful and the administration values the Arts as an essential building block to education.”

Janie Langan
Art Specialist for Preschool through Intermediate 5

Teacher Testimonial – Donna Hampton

“I have taught in award-winning public schools for many years and have taught students from kindergarten through ninth grade. At Chance, it was evident from my first week that this school was an amazing place- not just for teachers, but for students and parents.

Chance students are bright, personable, enthusiastic, energetic and happy. They are very inquisitive and well-informed. They challenge me every day to do my best because they are ready to absorb everything I teach them!”

Mrs. Donna Hampton
Music Specialist for Kindergarten – Intermediate 5