• About Mrs. Janelle Schildgen...

    Position: Honors English 9 & AP Language and Composition

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    Room: C202

    Phone: (480) 424-8832

    Email: Mrs. Janelle Schildgen

    Mrs. Janelle Schildgen

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    Welcome! I am excited to be teaching Honors English 9 and AP Language and Composition this year. This is my 12th year of teaching, all in CUSD. I was born and raised in Iowa before moving to Arizona with my husband, Rick. We have three wonderful adult children: Evan, Nate (current Sun Devil), and Megan (current Lumberjack).

    My Education and Professional Background

    I earned my Bachelor's degree at the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!) in English and Secondary Education. I went on to pursue a career in Marketing, working for corporations such as McCulloch and Black & Decker. After 15 years in the corporate world, I decided to return to the field I love and earned a Master's degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from ASU. I have taught both as a Special Education teacher and as a classroom teacher and love working with young people!

    My Educational Philosophy

    Every classroom has its own unique sense of community. As the teacher, I aspire to create connections with students, and with what they read and write, so they may grow and develop as lifelong learners and critical thinkers. I aim to bring an open mind, a positive growth mindset, enthusiasm for the curriculum, and high expectations each day. I believe that I owe it to my students to bring consistency, diligence, and compassion to my job in the hope that I can ultimately inspire and encourage such traits in them.