About Kelly Chandler...
Position: First Grade
My name is Kelly Chandler. This is my 3rd year in Chandler Unified School District (one year of in-person kindergarten at Andersen; one year of online kindergarten for Chandler Online Academy). I moved to Chandler from Southern California after getting married in July 2017. My husband and stepdaughter live in Chandler and I happily got to join them after our wedding!
My Education and Professional Background
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies, a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, a Master’s Degree in Reading/Language Arts, an Arizona Teaching Certificate, and lots of excitement about teaching first grade in Room 23 at Andersen Elementary!! After arriving in Arizona, I spent 2 years working as a preschool teacher at Kinderbugs Preparatory School (in both Chandler and Gilbert). In California, I spent 14 years teaching in public school (Transitional Kindergarten; K; 1st; 3rd; and also 4th grade). I LOVE teaching! I believe a child’s first encounter with school is so important and I love being a part of making that experience positive, meaningful, successful, and full of fun. I am very thankful for the opportunity to join you in educating your child!!
My Educational Philosophy
My educational philosophy is simple: all children can learn! I strive to provide an engaging learning environment in which all my students feel safe and feel loved. Once they feel as though they belong, the learning can begin. My goal is to make sure every student gets what they need in order to succeed because fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is everybody getting what they need in order to be successful.