|Subject / Grade||5th Grade (CATS)|
|""Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.""|
|-- Henry Ford|
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Welcome to 5th Grade. 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 Degree 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 Degree 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 year. During the last two years of teaching 4th, I developed an interest in working with gifted students due to having gifted students placed in my class. I started taking classes towards the goal of obtaining my gifted endorsement. In 2017, I began teaching 5th Grade CATS at Ryan.
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 am an active parent in my son's education 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 children.
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