About Ms. Janet Steffenhagen...
Position: 6th Grade
Welcome to sixth grade! I am looking forward to all the learning, fun, smiles, and lifelong memories created with all of you!
My Education and Professional Background
I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. I attended the University Wisconsin-Oshkosh where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a math minor. After graduation I moved to Running Springs, California for a couple years where I taught at an outdoor education camp teaching science, outdoor skills, and leadership skills. From there I made my way to the amazing state of Arizona. I taught nearly 10 years at the junior high level, but I am extremely excited to be teaching 6th grade here at Haley Elementary!
My Educational Philosophy
My job and goal is for every student to be able to reach their individual success every day. I want them leaving my classroom feeling confident, successful, and valued. I am here to provide them the support, resources, and opportunities to make this come true. Along with academic success I want to teach my students to persevere and become independent problem solvers. School and life will be challenging, but with those challenges comes the rewards and confidence to being able to tackle anything in the future!