About O&Brien...
Subject / Grade 1st Grade
Room: 21
Phone: (480) 812-6400
Email: O&Brien
"A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall."
-- Serena Williams

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Teaching is an absolute passion of mine. I am so excited to work with you in first grade this year. It's going to be a year full of fun and learning. I have lived in Arizona all of my life. I'm the youngest of six kids. I've been married to my wonderful husband, David, for almost 21 years. We have a son in college & a daughter in high school. We spend a lot of our free time volunteering, doing projects around the house. We also have a 2 cats, and 2 fish aquariums.

My Education and Professional Background

I have a bachelors and masters in elementary education from NAU. I taught grades first through fifth in the Deer Valley & Gilbert school districts for ten years. Then I was a stay at home mom and substitute teacher. I returned to full time teaching in 2018.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that all students can learn and succeed. My job as a teacher is to care for my students and teach them in a way that they can learn best. Students' active roles as learners and thinkers in the classroom helps them enjoy learning and get excited about their education.

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