About Yamashita...
Subject / Grade CATS Grade 5
Room: 32
Phone: 480-883-4562
Email: Yamashita
"Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you quit, try."
-- E. Hemingway

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Teaching Social Studies and English Language Arts is one of the most exciting venues in education. Through primary sources, literature, music and the arts, we can go anywhere in the world at any given time! Welcome to a world or exploration and excitement.

My Education and Professional Background

Mrs. Yamashita received her Bachelor's Degree from Jamestown College in North Dakota. She majored in elementary and secondary education with a degree in fine arts/art concentration. After moving to Arizona, she went on to earn her Master's Degree in Gifted Education through Northern Arizona University while teaching. She enjoyed teaching Art, Sixth Grade and Gifted Enrichment while in Yuma. For the past nine years she has had the privilege of teaching for the CATS (gifted) program at CUSD.

My Educational Philosophy

Learning is a lifelong experience. It is a journey that we have a privilege and a duty to undertake. What we learn and experience today, no matter what age, affects us for the rest of our lives. Our influence in our communities and the world is invaluable. We are IMPORTANT and can make a difference. You may not always end up where you thought you were going, but you will always end up where you are meant to be.

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