Hello! My family and I moved from southern California to Arizona. I currently live in Gilbert with my husband, David, our 3 children and 3 dogs. My oldest son, Jake, is an avid reader and writer and is a recent graduate from ASU. My middle son, Nick, is attending CGCC and will be is working part time at Old Navy. He and his dad love playing sand volleyball. My youngest, Brenna, is attending NAU on a Lumberjack Scholarship. I love to read, play games with my family, swim and shop.
My Education and Professional Background
I am a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and Ottawa University. I began teaching Kindergarten in 1990. After teaching for 2 years I became a Child Abuse Counselor at an emergency shelter for abused, abandoned and neglected children. I worked in that capacity for 6 years. I then stayed home with my children for the next 6 years. When my youngest child began first grade I came back to teaching and began teaching 1st grade in 2005. In 2008 I was fortunate enough to become a 1st grade teacher at Patterson and helped open the school. In 2015 I moved up to second grade. I am so excited I did because I LOVE second grade!
My Educational Philosophy
Welcome to second grade. This will be a very important year for your child. Our classroom is a community of learners where the students support one another and everyone is treated with respect. Teamwork and cooperative learning is a very important part of our daily learning. The students will continue to learn how to be a responsible student and become more independent learners. Second grade is a time to learn good habits that will help them as they grow from year to year.It is important to me that we work as a team to make your child's experience in second grade the best it can possibly be.
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