As we are school shopping for a quickly approaching new school year I'm so grateful that my kids get to go to Lindbergh. We love the teachers and staff there. It's a great feeling to know that they will always look out for the kids. They can often be seen calming down anxious students or comforting students having a bad day. I also love that they try to push even the kids that are "advanced" to keep reaching beyond their potential and allowing them opportunities to pursue their own interests.
Me. Kevin! He does a great job multi-tasking his work duties and spending time with the kids to make them feel safe and happy. He can always be seen smiling and passing out hi-fives to the students and parents for reassurance or a great job.
I feel they are completely effective based on how much my children love them and want to make them proud. They are always eager to talk to the teachers because they know that the teachers are some of their biggest fans.
I feel like the school bases its homework on the students learning level. Opportunities are provided during the day for kids to work on their materials if they already understand it so sometimes they get a break at home. As parents I feel like we can always provide our own material at home to continue their growth
The teachers and staff are always there to answer questions from students about how they can do better. They gently "push" kids to keep trying to learn the material even when the kids feel like giving up. They also provide some after school activities for the kids to keep challenging themselves to do better
The teachers and staff often remind the students to think of others that are sick or injured, or even just nervous. They encourage students to write each other notes or draw cards to try and boost the spirits.
We moved our family into the Lindburgh school district because we had read such great reviews. We should have looked at the dates the reviews were posted - the newest being 2015 (1 review) followed by 2011 and older.
This school needs to bring itself out of the 1950s and into the 21st century. Dearborn, like the rest of the nation, has embraced change with the enthusiasm rampant everywhere else; however Lindburgh stands alone as a painful reminder of Dearborn's rough beginnings under former Mayor Orville Hubbard. Children should be encouraged instead of bullied by fear from the teachers and staff. Not only was my child bullied by the staff (although embraced by the other students) the school bullied us, the parents - who both hold PhDs in Education. As our child was understandably nervous about switching to a new school, instead of welcoming arms and a wholesome, gestalt approach to his introduction, his treatment was closer to hazing - by the teachers and administration, no less.
We took him out as soon as they made it clear to us they were not working with each individual student as each being unique and valuable, but only as valuable as the test scores they would bring to their very lagging test ratings. Their solution was to rid the school of children that would potentially drag the scores down by fear and punishment; which every professional educator knows is counterproductive and dangerous to the psyche of a small child, especially in the Elementary years.
I hope our child quickly and completely recovers from his time spent at this Machiavellian type of treatment he recieved at this school - but I doubt it; he still has nightmares of the unkindness he was subjected to.
Get rid of Ms. DaNeen, and please, do not send your child here.
While there are Some really GREAT teachers at Lindbergh their are also some that leave a lot to be desired! Bullying is swept under the carpet as to not ruin the school's reputation. If your child is advanced they get easily bored as some class sizes are large and the teachers get evaluated on how much they bring up those that are behind so, I can not blame the teachers for this!