About Ortiz...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: 11
Phone: (480) 224-2741
Email: Ortiz

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An amazing journey is about to begin as you enter 4th grade. You have worked hard up to this point. I am looking forward to challenging you, pushing the limits of our academic standards, and watching you be the students that make CTA-Independence proud. Go Hawks!!

My Education and Professional Background

I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University in the spring of 2000. Once I completed my teaching degree, I taught in private education for seven years in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. In 2006, I received my Master's degree from Northern Arizona University. CTA-Independence became my home in 2007 where I currently teach 4th grade. I love being a piece of an amazing instructional team!

My Educational Philosophy

"I believe every person is born with talent."� Maya Angelo. It is in this statement that my philosophy begins. Talent is within all of us and, as a teacher, it is my job to bring it out. Every day I get to teach is another opportunity I get to learn from my students. My classroom is a place that thrives with creative energy. I believe it is a place where all feel welcome and are able to gather and feel heard. It is a place where the academic envelope is pushed and high expectations ar I believe that the families of my students hold the most important role of support and together, we establish a foundation of excellence.

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