|Subject / Grade||3rd Grade Teacher|
|"Live as if you were going to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"|
Keep up to date with your child's grades by signing up for and viewing grades/assignments on Infinite Campus:
Welcome to Santan and especially to third grade in Room 36! I am so excited for another amazing year in third grade. It is my goal that I can instill a love of learning in your child that will last a lifetime as we prepare them for the challenges of the future. I look forward to building a safe, respectful and stimulating learning environment for your children that fosters academic and emotional growth!
My Education and Professional Background
I originally began teaching in California where I received my BS in Child Development and CA Teaching Credential from C.S.U. Fullerton. I later earned my MA in Elementary Education, Reading Specialist K-12 Endorsement from NAU, and my Early Childhood Endorsement. My family and I moved from California to Arizona many years ago and I began teaching at Scales Professional Development School in the Tempe Elementary School District. I was then hired by CUSD in 1994, teaching second, third, and fourth grade. I have received the Silver Apple for excellence in teaching twice, the Sunlakes Rotary Teacher of the month, and have been a master teacher for CUSD.
My Educational Philosophy
Education has changed since all of us were in school, but many of my beliefs have not. I feel every child needs: •To feel loved and valued •To learn to problem solve •To work cooperatively with a group as well as individually •To take responsibility for learning •To develop strong basic skills •To be involved with activities that develop thinking and the desire to be life long learners.
| Email the Teacher