About Mrs. Susana Clapham...
Position: ELA 8 / Honors ELA 8
Welcome to 8th grade ELA! I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child, and working together to create a positive learning environment. This will be a wonderful school year!
My Education and Professional Background
I am originally from the East coast. I grew up in New York & New Jersey, and went to college in Boston, MA. I worked as a project manager for a design firm in Miami, FL and Phoenix, AZ before making a career change to teaching. I received my Masters in Elementary Education from Arizona State University in 2009, and I entered Chandler Unified School District in 2014 with over ten years of teaching experience, augmented by seven years of project management experience.
My Educational Philosophy
My teaching philosophy is that children thrive when they are in a safe, nurturing, and consistent environment that allows them to explore and learn at their own pace.