Welcome to 4th Grade! My name is Spencer Emmons and I am beyond excited to be your child's homeroom teacher! I can't wait to work with you and your fourthie! It’s going to be a year of fun, learning, and a lot of adventures. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us!
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from Northern Arizona University (GO JACKS!) with a Bachelors in Elementary Education in 2013 and with a Master's Degree in Elementary Education in 2019. I also earned my National Board Certification in 2019. I spent my first two years of teaching in Williams, Arizona first teaching 5th grade, then 4th grade my second year. I have been at Haley since 2016 and I'm thrilled to be teaching the best class ever!
My Educational Philosophy
I believe in setting clear, high expectations for my students. I want to foster a classroom environment where learners are self-motivated to learn and to become the best version of themselves. I believe that each student should have the same opportunity to learn and that mistakes are a normal part of the learning process. I desire for each student to feel loved, important, and safe. I also hope for them to take joy in being kind and treating others with respect. I want our classroom to be a place where they fell safe to share their thoughts and to feel a sense of community. I believe the classroom should be a place where students can grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. Students should be actively engaged in their learning. I think that it is important to relate the curriculum directly to the students’ interests. I believe that when students see themselves in their curriculum, they are more motivated to work hard and try their best!
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