About Mr. Langton...
Position: 5th Grade Teacher
Phone: (480) 883-4200
Welcome to 5th Grade! My name is Gerard Langton and I have been a teacher for 21 years. I have taught different grade levels and enjoyed every level and class. As a teacher, I aspire to inspire my students to become better students, better thinkers, and ultimately to provide my students with the skills they will need as they continue to grow and learn.
"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." -Mark Van Doren
My Education and Professional Background
B.A. History – Fordham University
M.Ed Elementary Education – Pace University
Educational Leadership – College of Saint Rose
2002-2021: 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades and Physical Education – New York City Public Schools
2021-2023: 5th Grade Teacher – Ithaca, NY
2023-Present: 5th Grade Teacher – Chandler, AZ
My Educational Philosophy
•I believe all children can learn.
•Children learn by doing.
•Children learn at different rates, using different strengths and learning styles.
•I believe in a student-centered classroom where children are engaged in discussion and make decisions about their learning.
•I facilitate learning and provide a safe and caring learning environment for all students.