About Notley...
Position: Gifted 5th Grade
Room: 7-8-9
Phone: 480-812-6639
Email: Notley

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Welcome!

I am excited to again have the opportunity to help build a gifted academy here in Chandler Unified School District. Through connecting and collaborating with the community both at a local and global level I feel that we can create a unique and long lasting identity for Weinberg Gifted Academy. When I am not totally immersed in cogitating with our gifted students, I can be found hanging out with my 7 year old daughter and wife by our swimming pool or near our fire pit (season dependent).

My Education and Professional Background

I hold two education degrees from Northern Arizona University. In 2001 I earned a BA in Elementary Education, and in 2009 I acquired my MA in Educational Leadership. I have endorsements in Middle School Mathematics and Gifted Education. I have been a teacher for close to twenty years. In those years I have taught everything from kindergarten to 8th grade. My past eight years I have been at Knox Gifted Academy, and for seven of those years I was part of the 5th grade team.

My Educational Philosophy

Last year I was having a conversation with our 6th graders about which middle school they should attend, a student gave a heartfelt and honest answer. “Everyday, I come to school excited about what we will be doing in school and not necessarily what we will be learning, but how we will be learning. I want that feeling to last with me as long as possible.” That response helped me simplify my educational philosophy. I have created three foundations that I can base that philosophy around. Safety → Having Fun → Student Driven Learning.
 

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