About Willis...
Position: 5th Grade
Room: G3
Phone: (480) 883-4155
Email: Willis

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Welcome!

Welcome to 5th grade! I am so excited to be your teacher this year! I am an Arizona native; born and raised in Gilbert. My husband, Adam, is also an AZ native and together we have a beautiful daughter and one rambunctious pup. We love spending quality time as a family which can include family barbeques, games and movie nights. I love iced coffee, Target trips and catching up on my favorite shows at the end of the week.

My Education and Professional Background

I earned my Bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education from Northern Arizona University in 2013. In addition, I have both my SEI endorsement and Middle Grades Language Arts approved area. I have been working in education since 2011, beginning as a paraprofessional. I have taught 7th/8th grade Special Education, as well as 5th and 6th grade. I also spent 5 of those years coaching junior high and high school cheer. Needless to say, working with children is my passion.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe in creating a student-focused classroom. I want my students to feel safe in asking questions, taking chances and know that their voices and thoughts are valued and respected. I aim to establish a space where all students feel successful. I strive to help my students find their strengths and build upon those to create a community of support and positivity within the classroom. I truly believe that learning is a lifelong pursuit that goes beyond just academics.
 

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