|Subject / Grade||5th Grade DLI Math & Language Arts|
|"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go."|
|-- Dr. Seuss|
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Welcome to 5th Grade at CTA-Liberty! I am so excited to be teaching your child this year! I am looking forward to a fantastic year teaching and learning right along with your child. I am an Arizona native, attended Chandler schools, and graduated from Chandler High School. I currently live in Queen Creek with my dog "Spencer." I have two wonderful sons, daughter-in-laws, and 5 totally awesome grandsons.
My Education and Professional Background
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Education from Ottawa University in 1999. In 2001, I received my Masters of Education, with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction. I currently hold endorsements in Structured English Immersion for K-12 and Early Childhood. I am a Spalding Certified Teacher and Executive Trainer. I have also been trained in Thinking Maps and Write from the Beginning. Currently, I am working on my doctoral degree because I consider myself a lifelong learner dedicated to education!
My Educational Philosophy
A teacher has a significant role in a child's development socially, emotionally, and intellectually. We, as teachers, help children succeed so they become a well-rounded citizen, which in turn, allows them to reach their greatest potential. Compassion, understanding, and adaptability is a must in order to meet students' needs.
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