|Subject / Grade||Reading Specialist|
|"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or a duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift."|
|-- Kate DiCamillo|
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Welcome families! It's going to be a great school year! I am looking forward to getting to know the Andersen community.
My Education and Professional Background
This will be my eleventh year of teaching in Arizona, and my seventh year with CUSD. I graduated in 2007 with my B.A. in Elementary Education from Eastern Washington University, which is located near my hometown of Spokane, Washington. In 2016, I graduated from Arizona State University with my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy Education. That same year, our family grew by one with the birth of my daughter. When I’m not at school, I enjoy reading and attending group fitness classes.
My Educational Philosophy
Teaching has always been a passion of mine because I believe that all children have the ability to succeed. I invite discussion and exploration in the classroom through the use of group work and manipulatives. When children are excited and engaged, the learning comes naturally. My role as the reading specialist is to give learners the tools and strategies necessary to feel successful. By teachers, parents, and the school community working together, we can build an environment where students thrive.
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