About Goodman...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: 18
Phone: 480-224-2746
Email: Goodman

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Welcome to the 1st Grade! My name is Kim Goodman and I am so excited to be in the most rewarding profession! I grew up in Oregon, GO DUCKS, and so thankful to be a part of the CTA Independence community! We are going to have a fabulous school year!

My Education and Professional Background

This will be my 11th year as a teacher. I started my career at Creighton Elementary School District teaching both Kindergarten and 3rd grade. Then I went to Chandler Unified School District to teach 3rd grade before heading to Oregon to help run a family business. Now I am back and anxious to start my 4th year here at Independence teaching 1st grade. I graduated from Northwest Christian University (Eugene, OR) with a major in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Elementary Education. In coming to Arizona, I also received an SEI Endorsement. I will continue to be a lifelong leaner by attending various trainings and taking graduate level courses.

My Educational Philosophy

My goal as a teacher is to provide an environment where all children can learn and achieve a high level of success. Our future leaders need to have the world given to them through academics, life skills, and an atmosphere where they feel safe and loved. My classroom will have set rules, procedures, and strong organization adaptable for the students to know what is "expected" of them each day. My lessons will be well thought out, objectives posted, activities aligned to all levels of learners.

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