Welcome to first grade! My name is Kristin Webster and I am thrilled to be your child's first grade teacher! In my class everyone is part of the Webster's Winners team because we are all winners! Part of being a 'Webster Winner' is someone who works hard to achieve success. Communication between the teacher and families is very important, which is why I have an open door policy. Together we can make this a wonderful school year!
My Education and Professional Background
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona and have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education with a Reading Endorsement from Northern Arizona University. I also earned an Early Childhood Endorsement from the University of Phoenix. I began my teaching career here at CTA Freedom in 2005 when it first opened. I taught first grade for four years before moving to North Carolina where I taught for two years (1st grade Reading and Kindergarten). Since returning to Arizona I have taught kindergarten in Scottsdale. I was fortunate enough to come back to Freedom in 2014 to teach first grade again for one year before having the opportunity to teach second grade for three years. I had the privilege of returning to first grade again and am loving it!
My Educational Philosophy
I believe all children are capable of learning. My job as a teacher is to draw out the best in every child. Everyone learns differently and at different paces. A good teacher challenges her students and makes them feel successful by fulfilling each child's individual learning needs. It is important to always be positive and understand that no one can do everything, but everyone can do something!
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