Mrs. OchsBachelors in Early Childhood Education fromArizona State UniversityI have been teaching early childhood education for sixteen years mostly here at Shumway! I received my Early Childhood Bachelors from Arizona State University and started teaching preschool. I moved up to kindergarten so I could teach the same students all day long. After five years of Kindergarten, I wanted a new challenge and started teaching first grade, which is where I have been since! I strive to make learning successful for each child. It is fun to watch the growth the students make in just one year!I live in Chandler with my husband David and our two children. My oldest, Micah has two children, Roman (6) and Zara (4) and just graduated from ASU with honors. I am a happy Grammy to babysit her babies! My Son, Thorin, is taking courses at Chandler Gilbert Community College and is interested in gaming. He is also a great woods worker and has made many projects for our family. My husband loves the outdoors, so you can find us four-wheeling, hiking, camping and kayaking across the state. My main hobby is to relax and read books. I LOVE to read, read, read, especially suspense mysteries.