Welcome!My name is Tisha Edwards and I am happy to be teaching fifth grade at Santan Elementary school. Teaching is a passion for me. I have dedicated myself to educating children since 1999. I have been teaching at an elementary level since 2012. I have taught bilingual kindergarten, third grade, fifth grade, and many years of preschool.
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from ASU in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an ESL Endorsement. I am continually striving to learn more through reading, research, and continued education.
My Educational Philosophy
Every child is a capable learner. It is the job of teachers and schools to provide an environment that promotes learning for all students. It is my goal to understand each child’s individual needs, preferences, and strengths. Through my unique relationships with my students, I hope to create an enjoyable classroom environment where children are able to learn using different modalities, pursue their strengths, and grow in areas of weakness. I believe that learning does not stop at school. Promoting learning opportunities at home is equally important to life-long educational success as providing a good school experience. Because of that, I believe that the parent-teacher connection is key to student success within my classroom. I am grateful for opportunities to communicate with and get to know my students’ families.
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