About Pearce...
Subject / Grade 1st Grade
Room: 1
Phone: (480) 224-2731
Email: Pearce
"The trick for me being happy is not to be wanting things, but to be satisfied with what you have. So anything else that comes along at this point is just gravy."
-- Jay Leno

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Welcome to First Grade!

My Education and Professional Background

Hello. I am Jennifer Pearce and I have been teaching elementary education since 1998. Being from Indiana originally, I received my Bachelor's Degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and I finished my Master's Degree in Education along with a reading endorsement from Arizona State University. My teaching experience began in San Antonio, Texas and continued to Tempe School District after moving to Arizona in 2001. Currently, I live in Chandler with my beautiful Labrador Retrievers. I love traveling, teaching, snorkeling, and playing with my boys (dogs). I look forward to many more years of working for the Chandler School District and enriching current and future students' lives through their education and experience.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that teaching young minds is a task that cannot be taken lightly. It is full of challenges, frustrations, and responsibilities. However, it is a task that is also full of excitement, wonder and joy. I strongly believe that all children are capable of learning, if they have the proper motivation and direction from their teachers. I intend to motivate students while teaching them to be intrinsically motivated through challenging yet supportive lessons and assignment. In my classroom, I want students to have freedom that allows for expression and creativity. I believe that is also important to help the students develop their social and interaction skills.

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