About Mrs. Connie Cooperrider...
Position: K-1 Specialized Teacher
Welcome to our specialized classroom! I am very excited to have the opportunity and privilege of working together, with students and their families. I look forward to building collaborative relationships with each of you, in order to best support the individual academic, social and behavioral needs of your child.
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Grand Canyon University, with a dual major and bachelor's degree in elementary and special education. I have worked in the Chandler Unified School District since 2013 and have taught in a specialized classroom since January, 2020.
My Educational Philosophy
My educational philosophy revolves around the importance of providing students with special needs with a classroom environment built on trusting, respectful and caring relationships. I value the importance of providing individual students with learning tasks that are tailored to their individual levels of ability to promote learning and growth. Teaching the whole child with academic, social emotional and behavioral supports creates a learning environment that improves student outcomes.