• About Jennifer Peterson...

    Position: Teacher

    Phone: 480-812-6444

    Email: Jennifer Peterson

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    Welcome! Teaching our future is my passion in life. Along with academia, I work on growing the whole child. I can't imagine doing anything else. I am blessed everyday I see my sweet kiddos faces.

    My Education and Professional Background

    BA in Elementary Education

    Masters in Education with an emphasis on reading and literacy

    I have taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First grade.

    My Educational Philosophy

    “It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb quote that I believe
    exemplifies the importance of working together for the success of every
    child. Our village is far and wide, filled with families from all over the world,
    with varying backgrounds, languages, experiences, and circumstances. Being
    a part of this village allows me to appreciate and have respect for each
    unique child and their family. Wehave the opportunity to learn, grow, and
    share with each other. I believe in building bridges and involving families in
    the education of their children.
    Children need more than one person to guide their education. I am committed
    to being a team player. Being a part of a team and working towards the same
    goals as my colleagues enhances student success. Effective communication
    and forming a team are powerful tools. I am a life-long learner, always
    wanting to grow and improve. Being a team player, I work with my
    colleagues by planning, brainstorming, and improving all the time.
    Collaborating with colleagues builds life-long relationships and makes a
    place for myself in the community. Everyone has his or her own strengths
    and talents. It is important to be humble and ask questions while learning
    from other teachers, support staff, and administrators.
    Effective, consistent, and proactive communication between school and
    home is crucial to the success of a child. A partnership requires both parties
    to work together as a team. It is important that parents feel included and that
    they hear about both positive and negative behavior and progress. Families
    should feel like they are part of the classroom and school community.
    Weekly newsletters, regular phone calls, and daily behavior reports allow the
    parents to feel like they are an integral part in the development and success
    of their child.
    Through my teaching experience, I have seen the importance in establishing
    short and long-term goals that are developmentally appropriate and aligned
    with the state learning essentials. It is crucial to take into consideration my
    students needs, learning styles, and interests. To ensure success, I continually
    evaluate my lessons and assess my students learning to better meet the needs
    of each student. Along with setting goals and assessing student learning, it is
    important to set high, but not impossible, expectations for all students.
    Setting high standards for students and articulating clear goals so students
    know what they will learn and what they will be expected to do with what
    they know.
    By varying teaching methods, I can provide students with a greater
    opportunity to learn. Every student has different learning style strengths and
    weaknesses. Focusing on multiple learning styles and varying teaching
    techniques will help students to be more successful, motivated, and
    interested in the subject matter taught.
    “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn
    and change” by Carl Rogers portrays how important it is to keep learning and
    being willing to grow and change. Keeping up with the latest information
    through on-line forums, workshops, and classes will make me a better
    teacher. This in turn, will lead to more student interest and greater success. I
    have my own love for learning and I inspire students with my passion for
    education and the material being taught. It is crucial to see the relation
    between teaching and learning. A good teacher is open to change and is
    constantly trying to improve instruction by modifying instruction to best
    meet the needs of each student.
    Having a sense of community and belonging in the classroom provides a
    supportive, collaborative environment. In this small community, there are
    rules to follow and jobs to be done and each student should feel that they are
    an important, integral part of the classroom and the school as a whole. It is
    important to establish a classroom culture where the students are required to
    respect one another. Students should feel safe to share and ask questions.
    Modeling kind behavior promotes kind and helpful behavior. It is important
    for students, families, and colleagues to find me approachable. A great
    teacher possesses good listening skills and takes time out of their schedule to
    anyone who needs them.
    I seek to inspire students, families, colleagues, and the community. My goal
    is to foster an environment where we work as a team. Effective
    communication and forming a team are powerful tools in helping every child
    to be successful. It takes a village to raise a child.