About Cole...
Position: Principal
Room: Front Office
Phone: (480) 812-7300
Email: Cole
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
-- Mahatma Gandhi

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Welcome!

Welcome to Sanborn where our motto is every student is "Born to Shine!" We believe challenging students with a rigorous and relevant curriculum in conjunction with providing a nurturing and compassionate environment where differences and diversity are honored is essential in helping prepare our students for success in life. We highly value our partnerships with parents and look forward to working together to make your child’s elementary career a positive, successful, and memorable one.

My Education and Professional Background

It’s an honor and privilege to be your principal! Throughout my career in education, I have also served as an Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, and Behavior Specialist. I spent 14 years in the classroom as a Resource Teacher, Intermediate Grades Teacher, and Gifted Education Teacher. I earned a Masters Degree in Special Education and a Bachelors Degree in Family Studies and Child Development from the University of Arizona. I am certified in Elementary Education and Special Education (K-12), endorsed in Gifted and SEI education, and hold a Principal Certification. I am an Arizona native and live in Chandler with my husband and twin daughters. I am an avid sports fan, animal lover, and enjoy doing anything that allows me to spend time with my family and friends.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe a successful school is one that focuses on the social, emotional, and intellectual development of children and places what is best for students at the center of each and every decision. I believe all children can learn and it is our job as educators to find out what motivates and inspires each one of our students to learn in order to support them in realizing their dreams. A successful school is a place where genuine relationships are built between all stakeholders and honest and open communication is the norm.
 

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About Brown...
Position: Dean of Students
Room: Office
Phone: 480-812-7365
Email: Brown
"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Welcome!

Welcome back, Sanborn Suns! My name is Mr. Torie Brown. This is my first year as the Dean of Students at Sanborn Elementary. I am extremely eager to meet all of the new and returning families here at Sanborn for an outstanding 2018-2019 school year.

My Education and Professional Background

I was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri. My family and I moved to Arizona in 2010 so that I could pursue my Master's Degree in Elementary Education/Special Education. I am currently back at ASU obtaining my certification in Educational Leadership. I am married to my wife Merideth, who is also a teacher in the CUSD family. We have three daughters, Whitney a junior at ASU, Maiya a sophomore at Perry High School, and Alyea a freshman at Basha High School. I began teaching third grade right here in the CUSD family. From there I transferred to Andersen and began teaching fifth grade.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that education is an individual, unique experience for every student who enters a classroom. In order for children to benefit from what schools offer, I think that teachers must fully understand the importance of their job. First, I believe that teachers must consider teaching to be a lifestyle, not a mere forty-hour-a-week job, because a teacher's goals for his/her students encompass much more than relaying out-of-context facts to passive students. As professionals entrusted with the education of young minds, teachers must facilitate learning and growth academically, personally, and ethically. By providing a quality education to each individual in one's classroom, a teacher equips children with the tools necessary for success in life.
 

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