About Mrs. Alison Marsh...
Position: Third Grade Teacher
Welcome to 3rd grade! My name is Alison Marsh. I grew up in Tempe and currently live in Chandler with my husband and two children: Connor (9) and Juliette (7). Our family enjoys swimming, hiking, playing with our dogs and vacationing.
My Education and Professional Background
My early experience working with school-aged children at an after-school program led me to pursue a degree in education. I graduated from Arizona State University in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I taught for ten years in the Kyrene School District and in 2018 took a break to care for my children. During my time at Kyrene de la Colina I taught K, 1st and 2nd grade. I enjoy planning engaging lessons that meet the needs of all learners. Over the summer, I took a Spalding course. I implement The Spalding Method along with Daily 5, Thinking Maps, educational games and technology throughout the learning day.
My Educational Philosophy
My teaching philosophy starts with connecting with students and their families. The goal is to work as a team so each child can be successful and reach their full potential. I use Love and Logic in my classroom. The process of empathizing with students and giving them the tools to solve their own problems creates a healthy classroom community. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child as we work together to help them reach their full potential!