Welcome to CTA Kindergarten! My name is Miss DeNardis and I have been teaching since 2006 - and every year in Chandler! I taught the K-3 Opportunities program for one year at Erie Elementary, CTA 2nd Grade for 5 years at Goodman Elementary, and I've taught CTA Kindergarten at Carlson ever since! I am originally from Oklahoma, but have been in Arizona since 2006. I'm so excited for this school year and to work with you and your child!
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BA in Elementary Education. After moving to Arizona, I went to NAU for my MA in Special Education and a Reading Specialist Endorsement. I went back again to NAU a year later and received a second MA in Early Childhood Education and began a Positive Behavior Support program.
My Educational Philosophy
Every child learns differently. My goal as a teacher is to find those ways that help students learn best and promote them, as well as exposing them and guiding them through other types of learning. I want each student in my classroom to feel comfortable with learning from me and from their peers. I also believe in communication. Communication between students, between students and teachers, between students and parents, and between parents and teachers. Students need to be able to discuss their learning, as well as their struggles. I believe in promoting problem solving in all aspects of the classroom.
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