About Katie Villaorduna...
Position: 6th Grade Teacher
I am Mrs. Villaorduna and I am thrilled to be welcoming you to my class. For those of you returning to Hartford Elementary, we are happy to see you again. If you're new, we're so excited for you to join the Hartford Huskies!
My Education and Professional Background
Before entering education, I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science and completed a graduate certificate in International Migrations at the Pontificate Catholic University of Peru. I obtained my Master's in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. I have an Endorsement in Mathematics for grades K-8.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe education opens doors to worlds of opportunities and possibilities. By creating a classroom where students feel safe and comfortable to become actively engaged in the learning process, I hope to inspire all students to become life-long learners and venture through those doors. In the classroom, I use cooperative learning strategies to create a respectful environment that fosters important 21st century skills of communication and collaboration. I strive to create enduring learning experiences by engaging students with interactive, challenging activities.