About Ms. Cynthia Sherwood...
Position: 4th Gifted Teacher
Welcome to 4th Grade Gifted. In our class we respect each other, we use our manners, and we treat others how we would want to be treated. Every students has the power within - to act, to think, and to choose. Who will you choose to be?
My Education and Professional Background
I received my Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Arizona State University in December 2004. I worked for two years in the Pendergast School District, teaching 6th grade. In May 2007, I graduated from Arizona State University with my Master's in Elementary Education with Technology Concentration. In August 2007, I began teaching at Ryan. After teaching 6th at Ryan for two years, I was given the opportunity to teach 4th grade, which I taught for eight years. During the last two years of teaching 4th grade, I developed an interest in working with gifted students. I started taking classes with the goal of obtaining my gifted endorsement. In 2017, I started teaching gifted students at Ryan. Since then, I have taught both 5th and 6th grade CATS. This school year (2023-2024) will be my second year teaching 4th grade gifted.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that students have the right to be respected and to learn in a safe and fun environment. With that in mind, I plan to provide a structured classroom environment such that they can learn how to become lifelong learners, to learn responsibility for themselves and their actions, and be successful in everything thing they choose to pursue. For this to be successful, I rely on the parents to reinforce the ideas of respect and responsibility. I was an active parent in my son's education while he was a child and I encourage all parents to ask their children about what they learn and do at school. It is never too late to take an interest in your child's education.