Welcome 6th Grade Roadrunners! I am Mrs. Johnson and I'm so excited to have the opportunity to be your teacher. I am anxious to start this incredible adventure together and think that we'll have a fabulous year exploring, making discoveries and learning all of the awesome things we have planned.
My Education and Professional Background
I received my teaching degree from Kansas State University and my Masters in Education from NAU. I started my teaching career in the Kyrene School District teaching second grade. I moved to Chandler, where I taught third grade at Conley Elementary and fifth grade at Hull Elementary before moving to 4th grade at Riggs. And now I am part of the 6th grade team. I love being part of the Roadrunner Family!
My Educational Philosophy
Students learn because they are inspired to do so. The interactions with peers open their minds to new ideas and develop their ability to communicate. The opportunities to make their own discoveries through inquiry create problem solvers and critical thinkers. Students learn best in an environment that recognizes and provides for individual needs. A classroom should be a place that is inviting, comfortable and stimulating. All students should feel a sense of belonging which contributes to the cohesiveness of the class. High expectations motivate and guide students to be responsible and keep them actively engaged in their learning.
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