Warm welcomes and happy hellos! I am ecstatic to be part of the Patterson Pride this year! I'm looking forward to getting to know some shiny new faces and making awesome memories while we ride the learning roller coaster together! It's going to be a super adventure! A few bits and bobbles about me... I moved to sunny Arizona from California in 2005 and, yes, I love the heat! I have a furry "son" named Sirius who's the sweetest thing to ever walk on four paws. I love unicorns and the GB Packers!
My Education and Professional Background
I went to school in California where I got my degree in Psychology. This will be my 15th year in education. I have a lot of experience with Positive Behavior Intervention Support systems, Applied Behavior Analysis, socialemotional learning, and mindfulness. Regardless of our diverse backgrounds, I believe these are all areas from which we can benefit.
My Educational Philosophy
Though I have been teaching for years, I still consider myself a student. We all have the opportunity to learn and grow each day, and I am thankful for that gift. I tell my students often that ours is a relationship of reciprocity, and they teach me just as much as I teach them. When given the proper tools, everyone can build something magical! I'm so excited for what we will build together this year!
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