About Telford...
Position: Opportunity
Room: 26/27
Phone: (480)812-7470
Email: Telford

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I am so excited to be a part of the Shumway Leadership Academy. This is my 30th year in education, and I am so happy I to be a part of your child's learning for this academic year. I am originally from the state of Kansas, but have lived in Arizona for the past 29 years. I am married and have two children named Jack and Millie. Shumway Leadership Academy students are the best and are doing great things. Thank you for your continued support of your children at our school.

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. I have had the privilege of being a teacher, Dean, Assistant Principal, and an Athletic Director. I have taught in England and the United Arab Emirates, and am thrilled to be back in Chandler Unified School District.

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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