|Subject / Grade||5th Grade|
|"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."|
|-- Winston Churchill|
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Welcome! Welcome to our 5th grade class, Riggs families! My name is Kristina Rockwell, and I am thrilled to be teaching your child this year. I am looking forward to an amazing year of learning with our students. Although I've called many states "home", I have been an Arizona resident for 20 years. When I'm not at school, I enjoy exercising, reading, movies, and spending time with loved ones.
My Education and Professional Background
Educational Background and Experience I attended college at Indiana University, where I earned a B.S. in English and a B.A. in Elementary Education. I also hold endorsements in ELL and Reading. I began my career in 1995 teaching 5th grade in Utah. Since my relocation to sunny Arizona, I have taught 1st and 3rd grades, and I've also worked with K-3rd graders as Literacy Coach. Fifth grade is my favorite, and I feel elated about spending my days with this age group.
My Educational Philosophy
Educational Philosophy My motivation for teaching is to help children experience social, emotional and behavioral growth. All children are capable of learning and achieving great things! I believe that we get out of learning what we put into it, so it's important to hold kids accountable for active participation and best efforts. I also feel that character, leadership and relationship-building are crucial to success in every facet of our lives. I want students to learn how to bring out the best in themselves and others.
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