Hi, my name is Matthew Taylor. I would like to formally welcome you and your student to my class this year. I am excited to inform you that I plan to equip your student to maximize their present and future success. In order to make this goal a reality, I create a classroom environment that promotes the open flow of questions, ideas and participation. Therefore, it is of high importance that your student feels comfortable asking questions sharing ideas and participating. I will work to continually provide an atmosphere where your students feel safe to share and participate in class without fear of ridicule or hurtful comments and behavior.