About Colella...
Subject / Grade 1st Grade
Room: 17
Phone: 480 224 2637
Email: Colella
"When I say to a parent, read to a child , I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate."
-- Mem Fox

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Welcome to first grade! I'm thrilled to be your child's first grade teacher. I'm originally from California. My husband and I came to Arizona more than twenty-five years ago with our three small children. We're now the proud grandparents of four beautiful grandsons. My how time flies!

My Education and Professional Background

I received my bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education in 1997. I continued on to earn my master's degree in 2003 in the area of Reading and Learning Disabilities. Over my career, I've taught 1st and 3rd grade; I've been a reading specialist; and I'm currently a Spalding Certified Teacher Instructor which means I train teachers in the Spalding method of instruction.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that each child is unique. It is my desire as a teacher to help each student reach their full potential, not only educationally, but socially and emotionally as well. My ultimate goal is to help each child develop a love for life-long learning. So buckle up, hold on tight, and enjoy the ride!

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