About Hughes...
Position: STEM Specialist
Room: Science Lab
Phone: (480)224-2722
Email: Hughes

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Welcome to STEM! I am so happy to be working with students on a curriculum that matches and supports the students' ELA, math, and science curriculum in a hands-on, meaningful manner. I look forward to working with all the students and getting to know the families. By working together, our students can have an enriching and successful year!

My Education and Professional Background

University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Arts, History, 2004 University of Phoenix, Master of Arts, Elementary Education, 2007 Grand Canyon University, Master of Arts, Educational Leadership, August of 2016 Chandler Unified School District, 5th grade, 2015-2016 Higley Unified School District, 4th, 5th, and 8th grades, 2007-2015 Teacher of the Year, Gateway Pointe Elementary, 2014-2015, 5th grade, CTA Independence, 2015-2016, STEM Specialist, CTA Independence, 2016-present

My Educational Philosophy

As an educator, I seek to provide students with numerous learning activities combined with positive reinforcement, which I believe help students achieve their academic potential. My goal as a teacher is to focus on skills that will help students become life-long, global learners.

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