About Peper...
Position: 6th grade
Room: Chandler Online Academy- Elementary Connect
Phone: (480) 812-6360
Email: Peper

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Come one, come all and welcome to my Hornet webpage!! I am thrilled to be starting another year teaching 6th grade at Elementary Connect. We have an amazing group of educators at our school and look forward to making this year the BEST one yet!

My Education and Professional Background

I completed my student teaching in Vicenza, Italy, which was an amazing and enriching experience both professionally and personally. I graduated from Northern Arizona University with my B.A in elementary education and special education. In 2008, I obtained my Masters in curriculum and instruction. I began my career teaching 6th grade for this first 11 years. Then in 2016, I had the incredible opportunity to develop the Elementary STEM program at Conley Elementary, where I implemented and taught the STEM program to all K-6th students for 4 years. Last year, I joined the Elementary Connect team at COA and am thrilled to be back again this year teaching 6th grade with an outstanding team!

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that all children can learn, grow and achieve in the proper learning environment. I love being that safe place for children to take risks and know that the sky is never the limit. I strive to build relationships and make connection to ensure I am allowing children to explore their passions and find their voice. Our family stretches between IL and Arizona. I was born and raised by my loving parents in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and absolutely love the Bears, Cubbies and Blackhawks sports team! I met Terry, my husband, while student teaching in Italy, and have been in Arizona ever since. We have two incredible dogs, Winslow and Louie, and spend most of our time in the outdoors camping, hiking or kayaking. Be the change you wish to see in the world -- Gandhi

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