About Eldridge...
Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Room: Room 1
Phone: (480)812-7431
Email: Eldridge

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Welcome!

Welcome Shumway Stars! I am so excited to be your child's kindergarten teacher this year! I know this will be a year full of personal and academic growth for your child! I am thrilled to join the Shumway family as I embark on my first year teaching Kindergarten

My Education and Professional Background

Just a few things about me; I graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2020 from Arizona State University (Go Devils!) with a degree in Elementary Education. Along with my B.A. in Elementary Education, I also received a Structured English Immersion endorsement. I completed my year long student teaching requirement in the Kyrene School District teaching 3rd grade. I have held internships in several different school districts, teaching kindergarten all the way up to high school! I have taught in 2nd grade in CUSD for the past year. I am thrilled to begin my second year teaching here at Shumway. The community and camaraderie here at Shumway make it an incredible place to teach and learn.

My Educational Philosophy

I have always had a passion to teach and could not see myself happily having any other career! I firmly believe that as an educator it is not only my responsibility to teach my students the curriculum, but to teach my students how to become strong leaders. I value individuality, leadership, respect, and vulnerability.It is my goal to create a learning environment that gives all students the comfort to show up every day, willing to make mistakes, and ready to learn from them. I believe that learning will not happen if a child does not feel safe, or loved in their classroom. In my classroom we are one big happy family! Along with valuing individuality, comes a deep understanding that not all students learn the same. As your child’s teacher it is my goal to figure out how they learn best, and to make sure that their specific learning style is met during every lesson.
 

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