Hello! My name is Tonja Pichardo. I am married to a wonderful man, Emil, and we have three wonderful and beautiful children together. We also have five precious little grandchildren. I love to run, read, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with my family!
My Education and Professional Background
I attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and graduated in 2000 with my BA in Elementary Education. During my senior year at Ball State, I was hired to substitute teach part-time for Muncie Community School District. I loved the schools within my community and knew that I wanted to be part of the district that educated my community and my children. Muncie Community Schools hired me to teach a Basic Skills Math Class for grades 9-12 and from there I moved into the elementary schools where I taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, and Physical Education for grades K-5. After moving to Chandler, again I wanted to teach in the community where I live. I was hired to teach 2nd grade at Fulton. I have taught 2nd grade, Kindergarten, 1st grade and 6th grade at Fulton Elementary.
My Educational Philosophy
I chose teaching as my career because I have always wanted to give to and serve others. I found that teaching children is a happy and loving way to make this happen. Children say and do the most amazing things! Their abilities are limitless! I truly believe that every child has the ability to learn, and I am happy to be one of the steps along the road of their educational journey.
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