|Subject / Grade||1st Grade|
|"All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them."|
|-- Magic Johnson|
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HI! My name is Jann Johnson and I'm so happy to be part of the first grade team at Jacobson Elementary! I joined the Jacobson Family in 2002. Before teaching at Jacobson, I taught first grade for two years at Andersen Elementary. I also worked at Bologna Elementary for two years. I was a Sign Language Interpreter for 1 ½ years and a Kindergarten teacher for ½ a year while at Bologna. I love living and teaching in Chandler!
My Education and Professional Background
*BA Family and Consumer Resources/Child Development Minor: Deaf Studies- December 1995- The University of Arizona *Teaching Certificate- December 1999- The University of Phoenix *MA Curriculum & Instruction- May 2002- The University of Phoenix *Reading Endorsement- December 2006- Northern Arizona University *SEI Endorsement *Early Childhood Endorsement I attended The University of Arizona for my undergraduate degree (GO WILDCATS!!!). I earned a BS in Family Studies with an emphasis on Child Development and Interpersonal Relationships and minored in Deaf Studies. After graduation, I attended The University of Phoenix's post-baccalaureate teacher certification program and started my teaching career 16 months later! After my first year of teaching, I went back to UoP to complete my masters degree program.
My Educational Philosophy
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents. ~Jane D. Hull You, as a parent, play a HUGE role in the education of your child. I plan on working closely with the 'team' of parent-teacher-child. I feel if all of us work hard, we will have a successful and rewarding year!
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