I am so excited to be a part of the Shumway Leadership Academy. I have been in education for a number of years and am so happy I am able to be a part of your learning for this academic year. I am originally from the state of Kansas, but have lived in Arizona for the past 28 years. I am married and have two children named Jack and Millie. I can hardly wait until the day we can be together in the same classroom, but in the meantime I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you very soon
My Education and Professional Background
I went to college in Kansas and moved to Arizona when I first began my teaching career. I have taught in 4 different districts, including Chandler Unified District. For the past seven years I have been working in the United Arab Emirates. I first was an Assistant Principal in the government school and then went back to teaching in a private school the past two years, mainly because I missed being with children in a classroom setting.
My Educational Philosophy
My philosophy is that all children have the capacity to learn. We thrive best when we are interested in what we are learning. Presentation of lessons is vital to the learner, and I do my best to make things exciting and engaging. We will learn a lot this year, while having fun at the same time.
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