About Kim Dwyer...
Position: 6th Grade - Classic
Welcome to 6th grade! It is a year full of responsibilities and a lot of fun. I am looking forward to a great and exciting year.
My Education and Professional Background
I have been teaching since 1991, and have taught kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades. I graduated from NAU in 1991 with a degree in elementary education, and then again with my masters in Educational Leadership in 1996.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as a educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. There are three elements that I believe are conducive to establishing such an environment, (1) the teacher acting as a guide, (2) allowing the child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (3) promoting respect for all things and all people.