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|"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."|
|-- Henry David Thoreau|
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Welcome to Chandler Traditional Academy, Liberty Campus, Home of the Eagles, a Spalding Accredited School, and a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School! We are pleased to offer our students and families the Spalding Language Arts program and the Saxon Math program where we accelerate students at a year above grade level. A Spanish Dual Language Immersion program will begin at first grade in 2015-16 and expand to kindergarten and subsequent grade levels in 2016-17.
My Education and Professional Background
Education has been one of the greatest ventures of my life. From the time I was a child, I wanted to be a teacher, and thus, learning and teaching has been an important part of who I am and what I do. I received my Bachelor of Science in Education from DePaul University in Chicago and my Master’s in Counseling and Doctorate in Education from Arizona State University. I have taught elementary-aged children and university students and have been a principal during the past 30 plus years. My favorite thing to do is to work with my teachers to help our kids learn as much as they can during their time with us. I am so fortunate to be surrounded by such gifted and dedicated teachers who show me what fantastic teaching and engaged learning is all about. I also love getting to know our Liberty children and their families. My CTA-Liberty family is large and wonderful, comprised of all our amazing students, their families, our teachers, and our support staff.
My Educational Philosophy
Education is all about learning, and learning happens each and every day of our lives. Here at CTA-Liberty, we strive to enable our kids to be contributing, knowledgeable, and reflective citizens who demonstrate a can-do attitude toward problem-solving, a growth mindset, and a tested work ethic. As parents and teachers, we support our children in taking on the challenges of the 21st Century as they assume greater participation in the democracy of our great country, the United States of America.
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