• Me:
    Name: Miss Helena Galanos
    Email: hgalanos@rfcsc.k12.in.us
    Classroom: #117
    Help Hours: 8:00 - 8:30 AM 
    Hello, my name is Miss Galanos and I am one of the 1st grade teachers here at John I. Meister ElementaryI really love teaching and getting to help my students become the best they can be.  Our class motto is: "work hard, get smart" and I truly believe knowledge is power.  
                My personal teaching style follows the constructivist learning theory. I believe that students learn best when they construct their own knowledge through hands-on exploration and discussion, actively participate in the learning process, and when they feel comfortable, safe and welcome in the classroom.


    Highlights of my teaching philosophy include:

    • Hands-on learning activities
    • Cooperative groups
    • SMART goals
    •  Inquiry-based learning 
    • Discussions and reflections 
    • Multi-cultural/ Culturally Responsive Teaching 

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need me. You can call, write a note/letter, or Email me; whatever is easiest for you. I want to stress to you that active communication is key to a successful year. I look forward to working not only with your child, but with you. I welcome any questions, comments, or concerns, and I am looking forward to a wonderful year. Thank you for your time. 


     Contact Information

    Email: hgalanos@rfcsc.k12.in.us

    School Phone Number: (219)-962-1103 

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    You can also write me a note/letter.