About Shields...
Subject / Grade 3rd grade teacher
Room: 16
Phone: 480-883-4546
Email: Shields
"Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence."
-- Erik Erikson

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Welcome to my website! I want to keep you informed on the latest happenings in my room. I post assignments and weekly newsletters. I am also offering you several Learning Links that I hope will help your child learn. I update this site often, so be sure to sign on often to stay current with 3rd grade activities. Thanks for visiting!

My Education and Professional Background

I earned a BA in Elementary Education from Wayne State College in Nebraska. I moved to Arizona in 1983. I have since earned my Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. I have several endorsements which include LD, Early Childhood Education, and Reading. I am always learning. I taught in the Casa Grande district for 7 years, before being hired on in Chandler. I taught Priority Preschool for five years. I have been teaching 3rd grade for the last 15 years.

My Educational Philosophy

I am a firm believer that every student can learn. If s/he is not learning the way I teach, then I need to find a way to teach that s/he can be successful in my class. I also believe that there is more to education than just what is in books. Social interaction, physical action, compassion for others, are all important to one's learning and they indeed make every learner a better person. I know that we all learn from each other!

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