|Subject / Grade:||Fourth Grade|
|"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."|
|-- Nelson Mandela|
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I am elated to have the honor to be your child's fourth grade teacher this year! Thank you for taking the time to look at my district website. My husband, three daughters (which includes twins!) and I, have made Gilbert our beloved home. Some activities I enjoy include: spending precious time with family and friends, attempting new recipes, reading, rejuvenating with exercise, and attending both Cardinal Football games and U of A games in Tucson. I look forward to a memorable school year!
My Education and Professional Background
Born and raised in scenic Tucson, Arizona, I attended the University of Arizona (Bear Down Red and Blue!), where I earned a Master's degree in Language, Reading, and Culture and a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education (with a focus in Bilingual Education). It sounds unbelievable as I type this but, I have been in education since the Fall of 2000. I taught for eight years in elementary schools in Tucson, ranging from kindergarten- third grade. I then relocated to the Phoenix area and taught one year in the Kyrene District for an elementary English Language Learner program. My next teaching adventure was three years in the Tempe District, teaching Spanish in middle school. I was a fifth grade teacher at CTA Humphrey for four years. I'm beyond excited to continue teaching fourth grade at Auxier!
My Educational Philosophy
I pursued a career in teaching because I strongly believe in my vital role as a teacher to help shape ALL students into individuals who not only succeed within the classroom, but also learn the invaluable skills to be successful citizens of our world. Reminding them that with perseverance, dedication, belief in one's abilities and hard work, anything is possible.
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