About Ingram...
Position: 3rd Grade Teacher
Room: 26
Phone: (480)812-6956
Email: Ingram

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Welcome!

Hello and Welcome! My name is Shantá Ingram; I'm a mother of 6 -- ages range from 13-29 -- and a grandmother of 2.

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About Martin...
Position: Dean of Students
Room: Room 28
Phone: (480) 812-6911
Email: Martin

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Welcome!

Welcome Goodman Gators! I am honored to be your Dean of Students. I am excited to meet all of the families here at Goodman and I am looking forward to an outstanding school year.

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About Morris...
Position: 6th Grade
Room: M1
Phone: 480-812-6961
Email: Morris

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Welcome!

Welcome to sixth grade! I am excited to be your child's teacher this year. I have lived in Arizona for quite some time and I'm very happy to be where the palm trees grow. I LOVE teaching sixth graders and I'm proud to be a CTA Goodman Gator! Besides teaching, I love spending time with family and friends, and READING! I'm looking forward to an amazing year with my sixth grade class!

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About Miller...
Position: 3rd Grade Teacher
Room: 8
Phone: (480)812-6938
Email: Miller

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Welcome!

Welcome to Miss Miller's Third Grade Class. I am so excited to have your child in my class this year. I know we are going to have an amazing year full of learning, community, and friendships. I look forward to getting to know your child as a person and as a learner.

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About Johnson...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: 16
Phone: (480)812-6946
Email: Johnson

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Welcome!

My name is Ms. Valerie Johnson and I am looking forward to starting this coming year with you in fourth grade! My teaching career began in Michigan on the shores of Lake Superior. I love to go back to visit whenever I get the chance. For the past fifteen years I have been teaching in Arizona within grades K-4.

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About Miller...
Position: 6th Grade
Room: M-2
Phone: (480)812-6962
Email: Miller

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Welcome!

Welcome to sixth grade Gators! I am very excited about getting to know all of you this year. We are going to have an amazing year!

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About Jones...
Position: School Counselor
Room: 28
Phone: (480)812-6906
Email: Jones

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Welcome!

Hello Goodman Gators! I am very excited to serve as your school counselor for this upcoming school year. I look forward to working with staff and students in a variety of capacities this year.

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About Jorgensen...
Position: Resource Teacher
Room: M3
Phone: (480) 812-6963
Email: Jorgensen

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Welcome to Mrs. Jorgensen's webpage!

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About Dehn...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: 14
Phone: (480)812-6944
Email: Dehn

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Welcome!

My name is Sarah Dehn, formerly Ms. Auble, and I am a 4th grade teacher at CTA Goodman. I am excited for another year full of memories, laughter, and lots of growth!!

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About Huston...
Position: 6th Grade
Room: M4
Phone: (480)812-6964
Email: Huston

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Welcome!

My name is Gloria Huston and I'm excited to teach your student. We are wild about learning-- come see!

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About Lee...
Position: 6th Grade
Room: M2
Phone: 480-812-6962
Email: Lee

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Welcome!

Welcome to my website! I hope you find this information useful as together we share in the learning, adventure, humor, and growth during your child's sixth grade year at CTA Goodman Elementary.

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About Crawford...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: 5
Phone: 480-812-6935
Email: Crawford

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Welcome!

I really want to extend the warmest welcome to all of you! I know this will be a fantastic 3rd grade year. I know that our classroom community will grow stronger as we get to know each other better. I look forward to getting to know all about your child and helping them to grow as a learner.

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About Fox...
Position: K-6 Technology Specialist
Room: Computer Lab- Room 22
Phone: 480-812-6905
Email: Fox

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Welcome!

Welcome to Technology. I am looking forward to introducing and expanding your student's knowledge and to develop skills needed to succeed in the information age.

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About Krick...
Position: Media Specialist
Room: Media Center
Phone: 480-812-6901
Email: Krick

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Welcome!

Welcome to the library! It is my privilege to be your child's Media Specialist.

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About Scott...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: 5
Phone: 480-812-6935
Email: Scott

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Welcome!

Multiplication & Division, Rocks & Minerals, Chapter Books, and Cursive Writing are just a few of the interesting things students experience in 3rd grade. It's an exciting time. I hope you find this website helpful and informative.

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Educational Background
  • BA – Elementary Education ASU
  • MA-Curriculum & Instruction NAU
  • Reading Endorsement
  • English as a Second Language Endorsement
  • Early Childhood Endorsement
Professional Background
  • 1st grade ESL, Maricopa Elementary School-1987-1990
  • Junior High, English as a Foreign Language, Nagoya, Japan- 1990-1991
  • 1st-3rd grades ESL, Maricopa Elementary School-1991-2001
  • 2nd-4th grades EL, Knox Elementary School- 2001-2011
  • 3rd grade, CTA Goodman Elementary School-2011-present


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It is my philosophy that children have a natural curiosity about the world around them and want to learn. When students are in a safe environment where they are able to ask questions, test theories, and make mistakes, learning comes naturally. Students need to feel that their ideas and contributions are valued. When students are solving problems and thinking critically, basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics are needed to prove and justify responses. My goal as a teacher is to create an environment where students feel safe and want to learn. I want my students to laugh, learn, and love reading.
 

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About Alcalà...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: 25
Phone: 480-812-6955
Email: Alcalà

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Welcome!

Welcome to our 1st Grade Learning Community! I am so glad to be a part of your child’s educational journey! I look forward to getting to know you and your family. It’s going to be a great year!

My Education and Professional Background

I completed my Sociology B.A. specializing in Family Studies at ASU in 2001. After graduating, I was blessed with the beginnings of my amazing family life with my husband Matt. We are thankful for the opportunity to raise our family as an extension of the hard-working families we are both blessed to come from. While raising my children to Kindergarten entry, I worked a variety of fields in corporate America that include the banking, insurance, retail, and hospitality industries. Once my youngest started Kindergarten, I was able to complete my teaching certification at Rio Salado. I was hired on here at CTA Goodman in 2013. I then completed my Masters in Education specializing in Instructional Leadership at Northcentral University in 2014.

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About Perdue...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: 8
Phone: 480-812-6938
Email: Perdue

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Welcome!

Welcome to third grade! My name is Larry Perdue and I am so excited to be here at CTA Goodman and teaching your third graders. I began my teaching career in 2000 and have taught second, third, fourth, and sixth grades. I am married and have 3 grown children. In my spare time I enjoy surfing, reading, camping, traveling, and spending time with my family. I'm thrilled about being a 'Gator' and teaching alongside of some of the best teacher in the Chandler Unified School District.

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About Wheeler...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: 6
Phone: 480-812-6936
Email: Wheeler

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Welcome!

Hello, I am happy to be teaching third grade here at CTA Goodman. I am married, and have a grown daughter named Amie. In my spare time, I love to read, travel, shop, go to movies and just hang out with family and friends.

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I have a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Utah State University. I did my graduate studies at ASU. I began my teaching career in 1986 in Mesa. I have experience with gifted education, was a science/social studies liason in Mesa, and was tenured and involved with career ladder. I currently have an AZ elementary (K-8) certificate, a sheltered English immersion endorsement, and an early childhood endorsement (birth-8 yrs).

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About Duran...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: 17
Phone: 480-812-6947
Email: Duran

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Welcome!

Welcome to my 4th grade class! My name is Carmen Duran and I'm excited to work with you and your child this year. I am a new resident to both Arizona and to CTA Goodman. We moved to Chandler, Arizona in January 2014 with my husband's job at Intel Corporation. Since coming to Arizona, we have enjoyed the many things that our new home has to offer. We try to have new adventures while exploring the area. I look forward to a wonderful school year!

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I did not start my career in teaching, but found my calling later in life. I was an Account Executive for Qwest Communications handling multi-million dollar national business accounts. I chose to leave the business world behind to dedicate my time to my three young children. I also returned to school and received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the College of Santa Fe, with an emphasis on Psychology. I returned to teach Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade in Albuquerque, New Mexico for six years. While teaching in New Mexico, I was nominated for The Golden Apple Award and The Albuquerque Public School Teacher Honor Roll. I also met some incredible families and still cherish their friendship.

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About Anderjeski...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: 10
Phone: 480-812-6940
Email: Anderjeski

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Welcome!

Welcome to 2nd grade! I am so happy to be teaching your children this year. I am looking forward to a wonderful year full of exciting growth in academics and fun together as a class.

My Education and Professional Background

I retired from the Chandler Police Department in 2007 and graduated from Northern Arizona University in December 2009. My degree is in Elementary Education. My student-teaching was in Mrs. Whitaker's room and I was a substitute for Chandler schools until an opening in 2nd grade came up here.

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About Mushet...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: 12
Phone: 480-812-6942
Email: Mushet

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Welcome!

Welcome to Second Grade! In Second Grade, we will learn about ourselves, each other, and our community. From inventors, to multiplication, to the American Colonies, we will learn about fascinating things. Second Grade is a wonderful year. I'm excited to share it with you!

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About Zamora...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: 11
Phone: 480-812-6941
Email: Zamora

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Welcome!

Welcome to Mrs. Zamora’s second grade class. I am a mother to an adorable son, Christian. I consider it a great privilege and responsibility to be your child's teacher. We are going to have a magnificent school year filled with new and exciting learning experiences.

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About Alcalà...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: 25
Phone: 480-812-6955
Email: Alcalà

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Welcome!

Welcome to our 1st Grade Learning Community! I am so glad to be a part of your child’s educational journey! I look forward to getting to know you and your family. It’s going to be a great year!

My Education and Professional Background

I completed my Sociology B.A. specializing in Family Studies at ASU in 2001. After graduating, I was blessed with the beginnings of my amazing family life with my husband Matt. We are thankful for the opportunity to raise our family as an extension of the hard-working families we are both blessed to come from. While raising my children to Kindergarten entry, I worked a variety of fields in corporate America that include the banking, insurance, retail, and hospitality industries. Once my youngest started Kindergarten, I was able to complete my teaching certification at Rio Salado. I was hired on here at CTA Goodman in 2013. I then completed my Masters in Education specializing in Instructional Leadership at Northcentral University in 2014.

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About Jensen...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: 13
Phone: 480-812-6943
Email: Jensen

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Welcome!

Welcome to Second Grade! Next to being a wife and a mother, I love teaching the most. My most memorable teachers were those that expected me to do my best, helped me to become better, and had fun doing it. This is what I hope to pass onto your children. With your help at home, I know we will all have a fantastic year of learning and getting to know one another.

My Education and Professional Background

While living in CA, I earned my BA in English from Cal Poly Pomona. I earned my teaching certificate and MA in Curriculum and Instruction from ASU. I had dreams of becoming a high school English teacher when I was younger; but after having my own children, I realized that my heart was in elementary education. I still have an affinity for writing, as my students soon find out! Every student deserves to learn about their own individual potential and then be guided to reach towards it. I teach to share my enthusiasm for learning and build confidence within each student. Each day I strive to aid students in becoming respectful of others and responsible for their own actions while teaching them to become problem solvers and bold thinkers.

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About Anguis...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: 24
Phone: 480-812-6954
Email: Anguis

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Welcome!

Welcome to First Grade!! I am very excited to be a part of CTA Goodman's first grade team! I'm privileged to have your child in my classroom. It's going to be a great year of learning.

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About Taylor...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: 27
Phone: 480-812-6957
Email: Taylor

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Welcome!

Welcome to first grade! My name is Stacey Taylor. I am excited to have your child in my class this year. It is going to be an amazing year of learning new things!

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About McKinley...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: 15
Phone: 480-812-6945
Email: McKinley

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Welcome!

Thanks for visiting our classroom webpage. Be sure to come here to get up to date information on our classroom happenings. FOURTH GATORS ROCK!!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from ASU in 2002 with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. My career began in the Tempe School District teaching Kindergarten and First Grade for a total of 5 years. In 2005, I graduated from ASU with my first Masters in Curriculum & Instruction. In 2007, I became a Goodman Gator and have taught Kindergarten and Fourth Grade. I completed a second masters in 2017 in Administration from NAU. I am looking forward to another great year in fourth grade!

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About Fyke...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: 4
Phone: 480-812-6934
Email: Fyke

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Welcome!

Hello Parents! I am so pleased to have your child in my class this year and will do all that I can, with the assistance of my incredible team, and as their individual teacher, to make our school year a happy and successful learning experience. The Kindie teachers love what we do and we will always have your child's best interest at heart. Thank you for taking an active role in your child's education.

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About Smith...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: 3
Phone: 480-812-6933
480-703-9797
Email: Smith

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Welcome!

Hi! My name is Krista Smith. I was born in Anchorage, Alaska. I began teaching Kindergarten at Goodman in 2004. I am a gator through and through! I love the family environment that Goodman provides. I feel very fortunate to work with the best! I look forward to meeting you and am excited for another fantastic school year.

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About Griffin...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: 2
Phone: 480-812-6932
Email: Griffin

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Welcome!

Welcome to our class Website! Here you will be able to find weekly newsletters, our homework schedule, and our school calendar.

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About Pfleiger...
Position: K-6 Resource
Room: M3
Phone: 480-812-6963
Email: Pfleiger

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Welcome!

My name is Wayne Pfleiger and I am one of the Special Education Resource teachers at CTA Goodman. I enjoy working with children of all ages and continue to look forward to teaching the students here at Goodman.

My Education and Professional Background

Originally from Philadelphia, I graduated from Tempe University in education with an emphasis in reading. I received my master's degree from Northern Arizona University and my post graduate work has been through the University of Phoenix. My wife and I have lived in Arizona since 1981. We spent the first six years in Tuba City on the Navajo Indian reservation where I taught elementary school and implemented the first computer lab for K-3 students. Our move to Phoenix was made in `87 when I began working as a trainer or an Educational Computer Company. Due to the young ages of my children, I returned to education in the Phoenix Elementary School District. Following that, I spent 5 years as an Athletic Director for a division 2A sc

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About Alvarado...
Position: Physical Education
Room: Multi-purpose Room
Phone: 480-812-6915
Email: Alvarado

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Welcome!

Welcome to the PE Class Website! In each Physical Education class students are given many opportunities to be successful.

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About Brown...
Position: K-6 General Music
Room: General Music
Phone: 480-812-6912
Email: Brown

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Welcome!

Welcome to the CTA-Goodman Elementary School music program! All students participate in thirty minute General Music classes once every three days. Band and orchestra/strings are offered before school to fifth and sixth grade students - a wonderful opportunity to learn to play an instrument! The CTA model offers first and second year band and strings programs to all fifth and sixth graders. After school Chorus Club is offered to 4th, 5th and 6th graders.

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Schools are urged to teach for the future workplace. Per the U.S. Department of Labor, the skills recommended (working in teams, communication, self-esteem, creative thinking, imagination, and invention) are those learned in school music classes. Students achieve these skills through active involvement of music, language and movement. It is my charge to nurture students' life-long love of music, fostering that appreciation through skills and musicianship, cultivating the next generation of music consumers, performers and composers.
 

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About Broomfield...
Position: Orchestra
Room: Music Room
Phone: 480-250-3489
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Welcome!

Music is fabulous.

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About Graham...
Position: Principal
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-812-6900
Email: Graham

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Welcome!



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Educational Background
  • Master's Degree- Educational Leadership - Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor's Degree - Liberal Studies - California State University, Fresno
Professional Background
    I have been working in education since 1994. I joined the CUSD family in 1997.
  • Principal - CTA Goodman -2016
  • Dean of Students - Navarette, Patterson and Tarwater 2013 - 2016
  • District Office Teacher on Special Assignment 2010 - 2013
  • Teacher CUSD School District 1997 - 2010
  • Teacher Albuquerque Public School District 1994 - 1997


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About Draper...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: 7
Phone: 480-812-6937
Email: Draper

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the third grade! I am so excited to be here at CTA - Goodman. I love seeing students learn and grow. I also love to watch my almost two year old learn all of her new tricks too! I look forward to an amazing year full of fun times and lots of learning!

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My personal goal for my classroom is to challenge students and watch them grow to their full potential. I want to take students at different levels and see them develop together for the betterment of each other. From my educational experiences, I know how valuable teacher encouragement and motivation is for personal motivation. I intend to motivate students while teaching them to be intrinsically motivated through challenging yet supportive lessons and assignments. Teaching young minds is a task that cannot be taken lightly. It is full of challenges, frustrations, and responsibilities. However, it is a task that is also full of excitement, wonder, and joy. I strongly believe that all children are capable of learning, if they have the proper motivation and direction from their teachers. I look forward to a great year!
 

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About Jacobs...
Position: 6th Grade
Room: M4
Phone: 480-812-6964
Email: Jacobs

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Welcome!

Welcome to sixth grade as a Goodman Gator. Sixth grade is an exciting year as students prepare themselves academically and socially for the next stop on their journey- junior high. I am happy to be a part of this.

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated in 2001 from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. I spent the following year substitute teaching which helped me decide what grades I wanted to teach. Then I spent three years teaching 5th grade in the Gilbert School District. With a possible family move to California, I stepped away from teaching. During this time I earned a certificate in paralegal studies. But I quickly learned my heart was still in the classroom. I taught for eight years in a small charter school in Chandler before moving to CTA Goodman.

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About Incorvaia...
Position: School Counselor
Room: School Counselor's Office
Phone: 480-812-6906
Email: Incorvaia

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Welcome!

Welcome to Mr. Incorvaia's page. I am originially from Northeast Ohio where most of my family still resides.My wife and I moved to northeast Arizona in 2013 to be school counselors on the Navajo Reservation. We have 2 daughters who are under the age of 3. For the last 10 years, I've coached football at every level from 5-year olds to high school and I am a huge sports fan. I take a lot of pride in ensuring that all of my students feel supported and cared for.

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About Brooks...
Position: English Language Development (K-6th)
Room: M3
Phone: 480-812-6963
Email: Brooks

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Welcome!

Welcome! This is my fourth year working at CTA Goodman as the English Language Learners teacher. I began my teaching experience in California as an English Language Development (ELD) Teacher. As an ELD Specialist, I learned how to engage and interact with students in unique ways to accommodate for the language barrier. I continued my work in ELD upon moving to Arizona. For several years, I held the ELD position at Mesquite Elementary School in th

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About Milot...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: 9
Phone: 480-812-6939
Email: Milot

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Welcome!

Welcome to 2nd grade! I am thrilled to be teaching such wonderful students here at CTA Goodman and anticipate a great year with tons of learning and fun!

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About Romes...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: Instrumental Music
Phone: 480-812-6913
Email: Romes

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Welcome!

Hello! Welcome to Kindergarten! I moved to Arizona from Colorado Springs, Colorado. I could not be happier to be at the wonderful CTA Goodman. We are going to have a fabulous year!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated in 1996 with my bachelor's degree in Psychology and Elementary Teaching Certificate from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Cum Laude. I obtained my Arizona Teacher's License with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education in the summer of 2017. I am also Spalding trained. I am thrilled to continue my teaching career in Kindergarten at CTA Goodman. I have previously taught P.E., Computer Lab, 4th grade, 1st grade, and Kindergarten.

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About Miller...
Position: Band
Room: Stage
Phone: 480-812-6922
Email: Miller

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Welcome!

Welcome to band. I hope the information is helpful to you. If you ever have any questions, please email me as it is the most reliable way to reach me.

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About Klinsmith...
Position: 5th Grade
Room: 21
Phone: (480)812-6951
Email: Klinsmith

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Welcome!

Welcome to my 5th grade class! My name is Sabrina Klinsmith (formerly Mokeddem) and I am excited to begin the new school year. I am new to CTA Goodman, but not 5th grade. I absolutely love teaching 5th grade and have taught at this grade level for 5 years. I cannot wait to meet my new class of Goodman Gators.

My Education and Professional Background

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Grand Canyon University. I taught for six years in the Cartwright School district. While in that district I taught fifth grade math and science for 5 years and sixth grade math and science for 1 year. During my time in the Cartwright School district I also completed training for my gifted certification. I taught the Gifted Cluster class for fifth grade for 5 years.

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About Olson...
Position: 5th Grade
Room: 18
Phone: 480-812-6948
Email: Olson

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome! I want to say thank you for trusting me with your child this year! I feel privileged to have the opportunity to build a community with each of you and your family. I am thankful to be a part of your child’s life and cannot wait to see what we accomplish this year. In my free time I enjoy traveling, reading a good book, and spending time with my friends and family. I am looking forward to an exciting year!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Arizona State University from the iTeach program where I studied Elementary Education. I had the opportunity to do a full year of student teaching in a 5th grade classroom while attending ASU. After graduating with my Bachelors degree I immediately began teaching 4th grade for two years in Florence, Arizona before coming to CTA Goodman last year! I absolutely love my job every single day and I am excited to continue teaching 5th grade at CTA Goodman this year. I am currently receiving my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and will be finished in Spring of 2020.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe every child is capable of accomplishing incredible things. It is important that I understand each child individually in order to make sure I can accommodate to each of their specific needs. It is also important to hold high expectations for all students but also make learning fun. I believe education should be relatable and engaging so that students enjoy learning and see the importance of being a life-long learner. I want my students to understand that mistakes are not only okay, but encouraged. We can learn from our mistakes and grow together. My educational philosophy starts with a strong foundation of community. I want my students to understand their importance in our classroom and to know they are safe and to feel comfortable as we learn new things everyday. My main goal as your child’s teacher is to inspire them as much as they inspire me everyday!
 

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About Hulsing...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: 23
Phone: 480-812-6953
Email: Hulsing

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Hive, Honeybees! I am so excited to have your child in my classroom this year. As you will soon discover, it will be an incredible year of growth and discovery for your child. I moved to Chandler this summer and I’m so excited to make CTA Goodman my new home… Go Gators!

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My Educational Philosophy

I wholeheartedly believe that early childhood is the most critical period of a student’s life. The experiences one has during the primary grades can make or break the innate curiosity and wonder of young children. As an early childhood educator, I strive to act as a facilitator for children to explore their natural inquisitiveness of how the world works. I believe that education is ultimately the responsibility of the student, and make my classroom a thriving environment to help students explore on their own and become lifelong learners. I am also a believer in the Love and Logic discipline method. My students pay attention to me and perform well because of our loving relationship with one another. By building positive relationships with students, I create a safe learning environment for all.
 

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About Halstrom...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: 16
Phone: 480-812-6946
Email: Halstrom

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Welcome!

Welcome to my 4th grade class! My name is Bailey Halstrom and I'm very excited to be your child's teacher this year. I am new to CTA Goodman and new to Arizona. I love teaching fourth graders and am very excited to be a CTA Goodman Gator! Besides teaching, I like to spend time with my family and friends, going hiking, and reading! I can't wait for an amazing year full of exploration!

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About Krout...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: 26
Phone: 480-812-6956
Email: Krout

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Welcome!

Hello! Welcome to first grade. I am excited to be your child’s First Grade teacher. It is going to be an amazing year full of growth and learning.

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About Samandar...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: 1
Phone: 480-812-6931
Email: Samandar

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Welcome!

Hello! My name is Julie Samandar. I am so excited to be a part of the Kindergarten team at CTA Goodman! We will have a great year full of new learning experiences, growth and fun!

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About Wahla...
Position: 5th Grade
Room: 14
Phone: (480) 812-6951
Email: Wahla

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Welcome!

I'm honored to be your child's teacher this school year. I consider all my students, present and past, as extended members of my family and will always do my best to help and support them in their learning. If you ever have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, I hope you will email or call. I will get back to you. Be sure to check my webpage frequently, as I will update often. I look forward to an amazing year! See you later Gators!!

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About Palagonia...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: Room 17
Phone: 480-812-6947
Email: Palagonia

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to 4th grade! I'm very excited to be a Gator this year and be back in Arizona where I began my teaching career. I look forward to a year full of growth, achievement, and fun with the amazing students at CTA Goodman. My husband and I are both teachers and we have two children, both of whom are thrilled to be going to school in Chandler again. It’s going to be a fabulous year!

My Education and Professional Background

I have a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Kansas and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Kansas as well as a M.Ed. Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. I was fortunate to begin my teaching career with CUSD at San Marcos Elementary, where I spent 5 years teaching grades 4 and 5. In 2011, my husband and I decided to go on an adventure with our children, so we moved to the United Arab Emirates. I taught grades 1, 2, and 3 to Emirati students for 5 years in public schools in Abu Dhabi. In 2016, we moved to Dubai, and I’ve spent the last 3 years teaching grades 2 and 4 at a private American curriculum school.

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