My name is Vicki Fafel (pronounced “fay-full”) and I am so excited to have the opportunity to be your teacher for 6th grade.
I joined the Martic Elementary team in the fall of 2017. I taught 6th grade for three years before taking a break to stay home to raise our four children. I had been working as a substitute in the district for 5 years and was very excited to be back in the classroom full time. I live in Conestoga with my husband, Steve, and some of our four children. Our oldest son, Steven, is in his fourth year of college at University of Southern California majoring in business. Nicholas is a Junior at University of Delaware as a computer science major, but due to Covid is living in California with his brother, and working virtually. Hailey graduated from Penn Manor in 2019 and is traveling and performing around the country. Grace is a Junior at the high school, involved in music and theater. Lastly, I can’t forget our dog, a Goldendoodle named Bella. As you can see I understand the busy schedules of a family. When not grading papers or planning lessons, I can probably be found at the gym, out for a run, walking my dog, hiking, scrapbooking, playing games with my family, or reading.
I am excited to get to know you and begin our journey of learning, growing, changing, making mistakes, challenging each other, and laughing together throughout this 6th grade year! We will work hard all year to build a safe community of mutual respect, kindness, cooperation, risk taking, and discovery. I believe that communication is the key to a successful year and that parents, teachers, and students must work as a team to achieve GREAT things this year. If you have questions or concerns at any time or there is anything you would like me to know, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will return messages promptly and work with you to make this a positive and successful 6th grade year. I hope this can be your best year yet!