About Ortiz...
Subject / Grade 8th Grade Strategies and Inclusion
Room: C6
Phone: (480)883-5748
Email: Ortiz
"Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way."
-- George Evans

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Welcome!!! I am the eighth grade strategies teacher, and co-teach with Ms. Wiese and Ms. Hillebrand in language arts and math. I was born and raised in Arizona. In my free time I enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, cheering on my favorite teams, namely, the Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns and Arizona Cardinals, and spending time with my loved ones.

My Education and Professional Background

I earned a BS in Elementary and Special Education from Northern Arizona University with an endorsement in Structured English Immersion. The majority of my teaching experience has been in a third through fifth grade, and seventh through eighth grade classroom setting.

My Educational Philosophy

A love of working with young people and watching students grow has led me to a career in teaching. My plan was to teach at the elementary level, but after spending a short time with junior high students as a para-educator, I knew these were the students that I wanted to work with. I strive in making my classroom a safe, exciting and welcoming environment to learn. If you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment, please don't hesitate to contact me, preferably through email.

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