Kerry Goltsov

Kerry is excited to be joining the World Academy community this year with a great deal of experience.  Ms. Goltsov has spent the last sixteen years teaching English, Mathematics, and Social Studies in Third through Fifth Grades.  She graduated from Immaculata College in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and from West Chester University in Pennsylvania with a Master’s Degree in Education: Elementary School Guidance Counseling. Kerry graduated with a teaching degree from University of New England, and currently holds a New Hampshire Teaching Certification K-8.

Ms. Goltsov, Ms. G. as her students refer to her, grew up in a military family having lived in many cities throughout the United States. She resides in Nashua with her family, including her son Jake, who’s in his second year of college, and their cat, Max. She enjoys spending time visiting family and friends, traveling, reading, writing, listening to music, and trying out new recipes.

Ms. Goltsov’s philosophy in the classroom centers around the idea that each child can learn when given the opportunity in a positive, welcoming environment.  She feels it’s imperative that students are comfortable and “at home” in their classroom. Her own love of learning makes her a great educator. “I love learning from my students, too!” She empowers her students to think critically, be creative and engaged in the lessons, have collaborative communication, and be responsible for their part in the learning process. “ In differentiating instruction, process and learning preference are key. Students learn at different paces and as educators, we need to understand this in order to reach all students. How do learners make sense of ideas, compose their thinking, and prepare answers?  I enjoy watching and listening to the conversations around topics that combine curriculum and real world connections.” She believes in making her students independent learners who can navigate challenging material. “I always tell my class that it’s okay to make mistakes and to not be afraid to.  It’s important to try new things and build your confidence!” In her classroom, she focuses on having fun while learning, being respectful and courteous to everyone, maintaining accountability, and building self confidence to achieve success.  “I love seeing how much my students grow during the year!”