About Kristin Schmella...
 Subject / Grade: English 8 (On-Level & Honors)
Room: C8
Phone: (480)424-8238
Email: Kristin Schmella 
"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others."
-- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, translated from Turkish

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Welcome to ELA! I am very excited to inspire young adults to reach their utmost potential. This will be a wonderful school year.

My Education and Professional Background

I am from New Mexico where I attended and graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico (Go LOBOS!) with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Upon graduation, I moved to Arizona and immediately began my teaching career in the Tempe School District. For the past ten years, I've taught 6-8 ELA while differentiating curriculum to meet all students' needs from intervention to Honors. I also taught the AVID elective for four years and coached softball for eight years. I will be returning to the classroom myself (hopefully) next year to begin graduate classes to obtain my Masters in Secondary Education.

My Educational Philosophy

My educational philosophy is simple: I want to produce productive members of society. I strive to inspire students to think outside the box and not to "conform to the norm". I expect nothing short of excellence - every class, every day.

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