All About Mrs. Summa

Hello and Welcome to Third Grade!

   My name is Mrs. Summa and I am so happy to be your teacher this year! This will be my seventh year teaching at Lake Garda School and I am very excited to get this year started! I taught first grade for three years and this will be my fourth year teaching third grade.  I love third grade because we spend a lot of time learning new things.

   I believe that learning should be fun. This year, my hope is that my students fall in love with reading as much as I do, or just find the joy of getting lost in a good book. I want my students to understand that it is okay to make mistakes. This is how we better ourselves everyday. No one is perfect. What matters most is how hard we try and we don't give up! One of the most important things I want my students to show is kindness---no matter what. Kindness towards each other and themselves.


Here is a little bit about myself:

   I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in mathematics from Central Connecticut State University in 2011. I completed my Master's Degree in Educational Technology in 2015. I love spending time with family and my dog, Melly.


Here are some of my favorite things:

  • reading
  • the color green
  • the beach
  • going on hikes
  • baking
  • spending time with my family and friends
  • teaching
  • shopping

I know your second grade teachers helped you get ready for third grade. I can't wait to start the year!