Welcome to Michael Potter's website. Michael is currently teaching third grade at Chairville Elementary School. He has taught grades one through four in both urban and suburban schools. He earned his teaching certificate and MAT at The Johns Hopkins University in Maryland and has continued his learning through the Penn Literacy Network at the University of Pennsylvania and summer institutes at Teachers College at Columbia University. He has written both reading and writing curricula for third, fourth, and fifth grades for the Medford district and leads teacher development. While taking courses and advancing practices through research, Michael's favorite time is that spent with his students in the classroom. In the classroom, Michael's goal is to establish a safe and comfortable learning environment while challenging each student in his or her own way.