Thank you for checking on my website page! I have been at Navarrete since 2010. I am so fortunate to be a part of a school that has such an amazing staff as well as excellent community support! The foundation of my 3rd grade classroom is built upon the 6 pillars of Character Counts. I encourage the students to enter our classroom ready to use these pillars and to be a good teammember. I believe that when we come together to learn as a TEAM we can all benefit from each other's help.
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from NAU with a Bachelor of Science in Education a few years later with a masters in Curriculum Design and Instruction. I began my teaching career at Humphrey Elementary teaching 5th grade. At Humphrey I not only taught 5th grade, but got to loop up to 6th grade. I also taught a 3rd-4th grade combination class, followed by teaching 3rd grade for several years before leaving to become a stay-at-home-mom. Mr. Merrill graciously rehired me back in 2010 to teach a 2nd grade class at Navarrete. The following year I looped up to 3rd grade and have been teaching 3rd grade ever since!
My Educational Philosophy
We all have strengths and weaknesses as learners. I believe in teaching students to honestly reflect upon these as a way to better understand their own cognitive processing. I believe my job is to help students develop an understanding of how they learn and then encourage and motivate each of them to work up to their BEST potential by setting and working toward realistic goals.
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