My name is Mrs. Xydias and this is my fourth year teaching at Newmarket Elementary School. In my first year at NES I taught third grade, and for the past three years I have been teaching fourth grade. I graduated from Salem State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. I also have a Master's Degree in Literacy. I am a life-long learner who is always looking to grow and explore.
Although this is my fourth year at NES, it is my tenth year teaching. In addition to being a Special Education Paraprofessional and a Title I Tutor, I have taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grade.
My husband and I have been married for 10 years and we have a baby boy named Aristides (Ari). He is the light of our lives, a blessing, a true gift, and our miracle. Aristides is full of energy, laughter, love, and life!
We also have an energetic dog named Leeza.
She loves to eat, play catch-it with a tennis ball, run, and sleep.
Some of my favorite things are my family, friends, Leeza, the beach, chocolate, the sun, traveling, flavored iced coffee, and so much more!
4EX isn't just a fourth grade classroom, it's also a family. It is equally as important to learn how to be a community member as it is to learn the fourth grade curriculum. We value respect and kindness in the classroom as we learn to be independent, responsible, and accountable members of our classroom. Fostering a safe and nurturing environment is very important to me. This allows us to be comfortable to learn, take risks, challenge ourselves, work beyond our comfort levels, and grow as individuals, and as learners.