About Barletta...
Position: Assistant Principal
Room: Front Office
Phone: (480) 424-8400
Email: Barletta

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Welcome!

Welcome to Auxier Elementary School!  My name is Jason Barletta and this is my first year as the Assistant Principal of Auxier Elementary.  It is truly an honor to become a part of the Auxier family and community.  Even though I have only had limited interactions with the faculty and parents thus far, I can already tell that it is a unique and special place that I am incredibly excited to become a part of.

My Education and Professional Background

I was born in Arizona and grew up in Michigan, GO BLUE!!! I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I have a Master’s Degree from Northern Arizona University in Educational Leadership and I am currently writing my dissertation for the Doctorate program at Northern Arizona University. I have 14 years of experience as an educator. During that time, I taught 2nd grade, 5th grade, and was an administrator at the junior high and elementary levels.

My Educational Philosophy

My educational philosophy is based on student-centered leadership. Every decision made in education should be based on what’s BEST for our students. I look forward to working with the students, community, and faculty to ensure that Auxier is a place where everyone feels safe, respected, and valued.
 

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About Broomfield...
Position: Orchestra
Room: C10
Phone: (480) 424-8480
Email: Broomfield

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Welcome!

Welcome to the orchestra! I am excited to be teaching orchestra in the Chandler Unified School District. Learning to play an instrument opened up a whole world of sound, new friends, and a lifelong love of music. I hope that I can pass on this love of music to my very special orchestra students.

My Education and Professional Background

I have a Bachelor of Musical Arts in violin performance from Arizona State University. I have a post baccalaureate degree in music education with an emphasis on string pedagogy. In addition, I have performed in music festivals in Sarasota Florida, North Carolina, and Interlochen. I have also been a member of the Phoenix Symphony and the Symphony of the West Valley. Currently I am serving as concertmaster of the Mesa Community College Orchestra.

My Educational Philosophy

Music enhances our lives in so many ways. When we study music, we are also learning history, mathematics, and technology as well as stimulating our imagination. Music is an international language that is understood worldwide.
 

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About Carpenter...
Position: 5th Grade CTA
Room: C4
Phone: (480) 424-8474
Email: Carpenter

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Welcome!

I am excited to be a part of the fifth grade team at Auxier. I have lived in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, California and Hawaii. In 1994 I moved to Arizona. I love to travel and spend time with my husband Kim and son Jackson. I enjoy reading, scuba diving, water-skiing, hiking, biking, rollerblading and snow-skiing. Our class moto is, "I am Kairos" which means students are encouraged to be extraordinary in their daily lives. Check out the Kairos link: https://www.cusd80.com/Page/83677.

My Education and Professional Background

I have been involved in education since 1994. I have taught grades 4-8, worked in administration, and served as an Instructional Specialist.

My Educational Philosophy

My goal is to motivate my students to become life-long learners by creating an environment that stimulates meaningful learning. I am looking forward to working with the children and families of Auxier, as well as tremendously dedicated professionals.
 

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About Chombah...
Position: 4th Grade CTA
Room: A13
Phone: 480-424-8443
Email: Chombah

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Welcome!

Welcome to our class webpage! Thank you for your partnership in your child's education. I'm so happy to be your child's teacher!

My Education and Professional Background

Since 2006, I've taught 3rd-6th grades in both the classic and traditional models. Teaching 4th grade since 2013, I joined Chandler Unified in 2014 at CTA Freedom, and became a member of the Auxier Aviator family in 2021! I went to ASU for both my undergraduate and graduate work, earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Theater and a Master of Arts in Elementary Education.

My Educational Philosophy

All children want to be successful and learn and can do this with guidance and support from their teacher and parents. It takes a village to raise a child . Education is a team effort! I value your partnership in your child's education!
 

 | Email Amie Chombah
About Cook...
Position: 4th Grade CTA
Room: A10
Phone: (480) 424-8440
Email: Cook

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Welcome!

Welcome to fourth grade! I am excited to guide your kids as we learn, and grow together. I am looking forward to working together and accomplishing great things as a team.

My Education and Professional Background

In 2010, I received my bachelor's degree from Arizona State University with a Structured English Immersion provisional. In 2014, I received my master's degree from Grand Canyon University in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in technology. I began teaching in 2011 at CTA Freedom Elementary in fourth grade. I have also enjoyed being a running club and robotics coach.

My Educational Philosophy

My goal as an educator is not to just have students succeed academically, but prepare each child for the future. Ultimately, I want students to walk out with life-long skills and knowledge on how to be a better leader, and all around person. I believe in working together and maintaining a positive attitude at all times. School is not just about information learned, but it's about the relationships and connections we make.
 

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About Cooke...
Position: 5th Grade Math
Room: C1
Phone: (480) 424-8491
Email: Cooke

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Welcome!

Hello, my name is Cherie Cooke and I am beyond blessed to be your teacher this year. I have had a passion for teaching that stretches all the way back to elementary school. I am so excited to see each student learn, grow, and become the leaders they are meant to be.

My Education and Professional Background

I have a Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Development with a minor in Natural Sciences as well as a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology from California State University, Fullerton. I started teaching in 2007 with experience ranging between preschool and 5-9th grade. I am so excited to be back in the classroom again full-time after taking time to raise my 3 children.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe every child can learn, and I love that we all come with our own unique skills, passions, and ideas and when we bring them together there is so much we can learn from each other. I believe every person is a leader and is in a unique position to lead someone else.
 

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About Corman...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: A7
Phone: (480) 424-8437
Email: Corman

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Welcome!

Welcome to 3rd Grade! I am very excited to be an Auxier Aviator. We are going to have a great year!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and received my Master Degree in Multi-Cultural Education with an emphasis in English as a Second Language. I taught Kindergarten, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 2nd grade.

My Educational Philosophy

It is my philosophy that each student will be expected to treat everyone in our classroom the way they want to be treated. Students deserve to come to a safe place every day where they are encouraged to learn and express themselves and feel proud to be who they are.
 

 | Email Anadine Corman
About Davis...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: A8
Phone: (480) 424-8438
Email: Davis

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Welcome!

Welcome to Third! Thank you for visiting our class website. Please use links on the left to navigate our site. I am very excited to be part of the Auxier family. Most importantly I am excited to be your teacher. It is going to be a great year full of new friends, new adventures, and new discoveries.

My Education and Professional Background

I attended Arizona State University for both my bachelors and master’s degree. I have been teaching in Chandler Unified School District since 2006. I have taught first, second, third grade.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe each child is unique, loveable and capable of success. My goal for my students is for each of them to reach their fullest potential where they feel safe to take chances and share their ideas. I will differentiate instruction based on my student’s needs and abilities which will allow them grow as learners. I will create a fun, safe and caring learning environment where my students will become lifelong learners.
 

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About DeClaro...
Position: 6th Grade CTA
Room: D3
Phone: (480) 424-8483
Email: DeClaro

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Welcome!

Welcome to Mrs. DeClaro’s sixth grade class. I was born in Minnesota and my family moved to Fresno, California when I was a toddler. I lived in Fresno for most of my life. In 2019, I moved to Arizona due to my husband’s job. I enjoy hiking trails, walking on the beach, watching sun sets, and shopping till I drop.

My Education and Professional Background

I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Fresno in Liberal Arts. Then I earned a Master of Arts degree from California State University, Fresno in Education with an emphasis in reading. I have enjoyed teaching fifth and sixth grade students since 2005.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe every child has the ability to learn. It’s my privilege to help foster the love of learning within my students. I encourage students to have a positive mindset and to strive for their personal best. I believe in all of my students and I truly care about them.
 

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About Freeman...
Position: Band
Room: D5
Phone: (480) 424-8485
Email: Freeman

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About Fruit...
Position: Speech-Language Pathologist
Room: B9
Phone: (480) 424-8459
Email: Fruit

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Welcome!

Welcome to Speech & Language Therapy with Mrs. Fruit! I am excited to work with your student for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year at Auxier Elementary School!

My Education and Professional Background

My name is Paige Fruit and I am one of the speech-language pathologists at Auxier Elementary for the 2020-2021 school year. I grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire for both my Bachelor's and Master's programs. I graduated with my Master's Degree in May of 2020. I am so excited to begin my career with Chandler Unified School District! I am a licensed speech-language pathologist with the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arizona Department of Education. My husband and I were ready to replace the sub-zero midwest winters for some desert sun, so we recently made the move to Mesa at the beginning of June 2020! We have enjoyed our time in the heat and exploring everything the Phoenix area has to offer.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that communication is the key to unlocking so many doors for children. My goal is to give students the necessary tools to effectively communicate and interact with their families, teachers and peers, and participate in a variety of settings, both during and outside of the school day.
 

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About Gillespie...
Position: 6th Grade CTA Math
Room: D1
Phone: (480) 424-8481
Email: Gillespie

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Welcome!

Welcome to 6th grade! I'm looking forward to a fun and exciting school year. A little about me...I am originally from California but my family moved to Arizona when I was in Jr. High, and to me this is home. I love going to the beach and spending time outdoors. During my free time I enjoy hiking, reading, cooking and spending time with my family and friends.

My Education and Professional Background

I earned my Bachelor degree from Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education with an SEI endorsement. I previously taught 6th grade ELA for two years in Higley school district. This will be my third year teaching math at Auxier, and I am looking forward to a wonderful school year getting to know my students and creating memories.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe every child deserves the opportunity to grow and learn in their own way. I feel that it is important to build a strong sense of community and support in my classroom, so my students can grow to their full potential.
 

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About Goodman...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: A16
Phone: (480)424-8446
Email: Goodman

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Welcome!

Hello! Welcome to 4th Grade! My name is Mrs. Goodman and I will be your teacher this year! I am super excited to meet each of you and get to know you throughout the year! This is my first year at Auxier and I cannot wait to get started! Please feel free to reach out at anytime if you have any questions or concerns! Thank you!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2005 with my Bachelor's in Elementary Education. Since then, I have taught 2nd grade for a couple years in Tucson. When I moved to the valley, I taught First grade for 10 years at a Charter School in Mesa. I came to Chandler as a para educator and a Special Education Clerk a couple years ago. In January, I taught Kindergarten through 3rd grade online for COA.

My Educational Philosophy

It is my goal that every child in my classroom will feel like they belong and will want to come to school. I believe that every child wants to learn and be successful. It is through the combined effort of parents and teachers that we can make that happen! I know that each child in my classroom can soar to new heights this year if we stick together as a team!
 

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About Hartin...
Position: Special Education
Room: B21
Phone: (480) 424-8471
Email: Hartin

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Welcome!

Welcome to Auxier! I am so excited to be a part of the special education team here at Auxier. This will be my 3rd year at Auxier and I love coming to work each day. I cannot wait to see all the growth the students will have this year!

My Education and Professional Background

In May of 2018, I received my Bachelors of Science in Education from Northern Arizona University. I am dual certified in both Elementary and Special Education, and have also received my Structured English Immersion endorsement from the state of Arizona. I look forward to continuing my education one day in the future!

My Educational Philosophy

It is my belief that learning is a life long process. As a teacher, it is my job to create a safe and caring environment, where I can figure out how a student learns so that they can succeed.
 

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About Holland...
Position: 2nd Grade CTA
Room: B14
Phone: (480) 424-8464
Email: Holland

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Welcome!

Hi! Welcome to 2nd Grade! I am so excited about our new school and more importantly; I am THRILLED to be teaching such amazing kids! This is going to be an exciting year filled with learning and new adventures. I can't wait to get started!!

My Education and Professional Background

Bachelor's degree from McNeese State University, Louisiana, in Elementary Education. I have been Spalding Certified since 1997. I am a Thinking Maps Certified Instructor/Trainer as well as a Write from the Beginning Certified Instructor/Trainer. I started teaching in 1997, and have taught Kindergarten, 2nd and 3rd grade.

My Educational Philosophy

I understand that your child comes to me with unique experiences, interests and learning styles. My goal is to truly know your child well and use this knowledge to guide, support and motivate him or her. I believe that good teaching requires continual professional development, personal reflection and collaboration. I value parent involvement at every level and encourage you to partner with me to give your child the most powerful and joyous learning experience possible.
 

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About Housmyer...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: B8
Phone: (480) 424-8458
Email: Housmyer

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Welcome!

Welcome to Mrs. Housmyer's Kindergarten class! Kindergarten is a year filled with exploration, growth, and new experiences and I look forward to being a part of your child’s journey here at Auxier!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelors degree in 2006. In 2009, I received my masters degree from ASU in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. I began teaching for the Chandler District in 2008 and have taught Preschool, 2nd grade and Kindergarten.

My Educational Philosophy

Each year, my goal is to cultivate a classroom community that fosters a love for learning and success. I hope to create a safe, positive and engaging learning environment where each child strives to reach his or her full potential.
 

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About Hughes...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: B17
Phone: (480) 424-8467
Email: Hughes

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Welcome!

Welcome to second grade! I am excited to be your child’s teacher. I know this will be a fun-filled year of learning! I am looking forward to getting to know all of the students and families at Auxier and building partnerships for success.

My Education and Professional Background

I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University in 2003. I also have endorsements in Early Childhood and Structured English Immersion.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that every child can achieve academic and personal success. Each student has unique, individual strengths and is a valued part of our learning community. My goal is to instill a love of learning in all of the students I teach by creating and maintaining a positive, caring, and engaging learning environment where students feel respected, appreciated, and safe.
 

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About Huynh...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: B7
Phone: (480) 424-8457
Email: Huynh

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Welcome!

Welcome to Kindergarten! I am looking forward to an exciting year. We will have fun learning and growing together in our classroom.

My Education and Professional Background

I am a graduate of Northern Arizona University and completed my teaching certificate at Arizona State University. My previous experience include teaching Preschool and Kindergarten. I have my endorsements in SEI and Early Childhood Education.

My Educational Philosophy

My philosophy is to make learning fun. We will create a classroom community where students, parents, and myself can work together to make school and exciting place to learn. I will provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be lifelong learners.
 

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About Ibarra...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: A14
Phone: (480) 424-8444
Email: Ibarra

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Welcome!

Dear Families, I would like to welcome you into my classroom. I look forward to building a strong partnership with you so together we can ensure your student's success.

My Education and Professional Background

I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and so had the pleasure to attend our local universities. I received my teaching certificate from Arizona State University. I then went on to complete my Masters degree through Northern Arizona University in Educational Leadership. I am also proud to say that I am a National Board Certified Teacher. I have been teaching since 2001, and have enjoyed every minute of it!

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that every child is a unique individual with many strengths. As their teacher, my goal is to help each student find their strengths and to help them build upon them so they can achieve new levels of learning. This will be accomplished by providing my students with a learning environment in which they can grow socially, emotionally and academically.
 

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About Kantzos...
Position: General Music Teacher
Room: Music Room
Phone: (480)424-8428
Email: Kantzos

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Welcome!

Hello all! Welcome to my website. Here you will find some of the songs and resources from the music classes we have together.

My Education and Professional Background

Alexander is in his first year of teaching after receiving a Bachelor of Music in Music Learning and Teaching from ASU. Alexander has worked with many groups in the Phoenix Area including the Actor's Youth Theatre in Gilbert, for their production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Chandler Academy of Performing Arts and Technology, and with the Basha High School Accelerated Middle School; as well as Private Tutoring in Violin and Viola for students and children in the Phoenix Area.

My Educational Philosophy

My educational philosophy is that music and art is essential to the development and education of all children, and it should be applied equally and to everyone. Some of the principles I teach by are: Music should always be a positive experience, Learning is a collective experience, not “person in charge and person following”, Children are inherently musical, All children are at different levels, and that should be accepted AND planned for, As a teacher I am part of the child’s path, The student’s experience is the MOST important, Children are human beings and people, and I am not better than children, Trust is essential to a student’s experience in a classroom, I will never be a perfect teacher, and finally I should always be learning and growing.
 

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About Krauter...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: B15
Phone: (480) 424-8465
Email: Krauter

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Welcome!

Welcome to 2nd Grade!! I am so very excited to be teaching your children at our fantastic school! I look forward to an amazing year of growth as well as creating a supportive community within our classroom. We are going to have a GREAT year!

My Education and Professional Background

I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University in 2003 and my master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University in 2006. I love being a student almost as much as I love being a teacher! I have taught in Chandler for over ten years. I loved teaching first grade for five years and was able to loop up to 2nd grade. I have stayed in 2nd grade ever since!

My Educational Philosophy

I believe each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. Learning is a lifelong adventure that includes much more than academics. My hope is that my passion for teaching will ignite a passion for learning in my students. I believe that a strong partnership between home and school will produce the most effective impact on our learners. I look forward to getting to know each of my students and their families.
 

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About Landers...
Position: 6th Grade
Room: D7
Phone: (480) 424-8487
Email: Landers

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Welcome!

Welcome to 6th Grade! Students will be experiencing reading genres of all types, hands-on projects, and in depth writing assignments. Sixth grade is a special time because it is a bridge between elementary and middle school. Students will be guided both academically and socially and encouraged throughout the year to become more independent.

My Education and Professional Background

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from National Louis in Wheaton, IL. I have a broad teaching background which began in Chicago and continued in Arizona. I have specific training in Spalding, Fundations, Orton Gillingham, and Teaching Reading Effectively. I feel passionate about teaching, especially at the 6th grade level.

My Educational Philosophy

In partnership with my students and their parents, I want to help create a classroom where students become lifelong learners. My goal is for students to be engaged and enjoy learning. All students learn in unique ways and I hope to address their learning styles effectively.
 

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About Lara...
Position: 2nd Grade CTA
Room: B18
Phone: (480) 424-8468
Email: Lara

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Welcome!

Welcome to 2nd Grade! I am so excited to be teaching your child this school year! I am ready for a year full of fun and learning.

My Education and Professional Background

In 2011, I received my degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University with a Structured English Immersion provisional. I began teaching 5th grade in 2012, and moved to 3rd grade in 2013. I have taught 3rd grade ever since then. I have also enjoyed coaching Girls on the Run.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that every child is unique and can accomplish anything with love, support, and determination. My goal is to build a safe and family oriented environment where each and every child feels successful.
 

 | Email Lindsey Lara
About Leischner...
Position: 5th Grade CTA
Room: C3
Phone: (480) 424-8473
Email: Leischner

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Welcome!

Welcome to Auxier Elementary. My name is Lindsay Leischner and I’m so blessed to be a teacher in the Chandler District. Teaching is my heart and soul; I can’t imagine doing anything else. It’s my heart's desire to educate and help students become successful. I believe in every child and know they can be what their heart desires.

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Arizona State University and am a HUGE Sun Devils Fan! It was my dream to go to ASU because my dad graduated from there and I knew I wanted to be just like him. My family has had football season tickets for decades and I love being part of it. Sports are a big part of me and I love being active!

My Educational Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is that I believe every child can be successful. School can be challenging for some students but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be successful in some way. My passion is to teach kids not only academics but also to be leaders of this world. Every child deserves an education and to have a teacher that will push them to their very best. It’s my job to be their leader and role model before they are able to do it themselves. I love my job and I can’t imagine being anywhere else.
 

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About Losey...
Position: 1st Grade CTA
Room: B11
Phone: (480) 424-8461
Email: Losey

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Welcome!

Hello! My name is Amy Losey! I am so excited to teach first grade at Auxier! I absolutely love teaching children to read! I can’t wait to get to know my students so our fun journey can begin! I am from Ohio and grew up in Arizona. I have been happily married to my husband for 17 years! We have three beautiful children. Our family lives in Mesa. We love to do fun things together every chance we get! We have 2 dogs and 2 cats. Our boxer is the favorite, but don’t let the others know!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Arizona State University in 2003 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I received a Master’s in Education with a Reading Specialization from Northern Arizona University in 2005. I have taught kindergarten at Eduprize School for 6.5 years, both the Gilbert and Queen Creek campuses. In 2011, I opened Lovebugs Learning Center, LLC. I had an amazing time developing a rich curriculum with hands-on activities for my school. I taught 3 and 4 year-olds for four years. In 2014 I decided it would be the last year for my preschool and I would be returning to a school. I feel so lucky to be part of the Auxier family!

My Educational Philosophy

I believe each child is different. Every child is made up of qualities unique to themselves. It is my job to provide a safe learning environment where children are free to take risks and it is ok to make mistakes. I am passionate about tapping into their individual interests! It is my job to teach them the important components of the kindergarten program at Auxier, while also inspiring them to love learning! Being a teacher means so much to me! I am so happy to say - I am working my dream job! I absolutely love working with children!
 

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