|Subject / Grade||5th Grade ELA/Social Studies|
|"We shouldn't teach great books, we should teach the love of reading."|
|-- B.F. Skinner|
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Welcome - a little bit about myself. I am the proud owner of a mutt named Sneakers, who is a Jack Russel mix, Scrubs, a Carin Terrier, 3 cats. I am a true Pittsburgh Steelers fanatic, I love to travel, read, spend time in Payson, eat Mexican food, and of course, Starbucks!
My Education and Professional Background
I have been employed in the Chandler Unified School District for over 20 years teaching 4th, 5th and 6th grades as well as 4/5 & 5/6 combination classes. I obtained my elementary education teaching certificate from Ottawa University, Master's Degree in Educational Technology from the University of Phoenix, and have a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Finance from Eastern New Mexico University.
My Educational Philosophy
I changed careers to become a teacher because I enjoy helping others grow and learn. It is important to me that the students in my classroom find learning interesting, meaningful and rewarding. My goal is that they are able to apply their classroom experience to their productive, successful life. My philosophy is that all children are capable of learning. This learning should occur in a safe environment while challenging the students to be creative, cooperative, literate and independent thinkers
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