RSU #74 Mission Statement

The school community of RSU #74 will work together to raise the aspirations of all students by providing them with lifelong learning skills so that they may become self-sufficient contributing members of society.

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Staff Spotlight

May Staff Spotlight

Jen LaChance

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Kindergarten is a magical time for five-year-olds, and there's a lot of magic to be found in the Solon Elementary School kindergarten classroom of Jennifer LaChance, this month's focus of our Staff Spotlight. Mrs. LaChance has worked in RSU #74 for twenty-six years, starting as a Special Education ed tech and a Title I ed tech at the Solon School for a few years, teaching kindergarten at the Mark Emery School, and then becoming Solon's kindergarten teacher. Throughout this time, she has consistently provided a warm and positive learning environment and a solid academic foundation for her young learners.

The Solon kindergartners' impressive academic growth year after year are a testament to Mrs. LaChance's exceptional teaching skills and dedication to helping her students to achieve at high levels. Mrs. LaChance possesses strong classroom management skills, which result in a classroom climate characterized by high expectations coupled with lots of support to ensure that her community of learners experience a productive, successful and happy kindergarten year.

Mrs. LaChance makes strong connections with her students, who love and respect her and respond well to her level of structure. In kindergarten they learn to work hard, to solve problems, to be kind to others, and to display positive attitudes. Her artistic ability and creativity result in lots of fun and exciting learning activities for her students and the school. Mrs. LaChance is a great organizer of classroom activities as well as events such as the school's annual Dr. Seuss Week. She organized a Kind Kids Club for grades K-2 students, an off-shoot of the school's Civil Rights Team and an opportunity for young students to see how great it feels when we do nice things for other people.

Mrs. LaChance maintains positive relationships with parents, who trust her to watch over and guide their little ones as they navigate through their kindergarten year. She is a great colleague, always helpful and supportive to her fellow staff members.

Anyone studying to be a teacher should visit Jen LaChance's kindergarten class at Solon Elementary School. Classrooms and teachers don't get any better than this!


3D Printer Student Artwork Grades K-8