About Schlesak...
Position: 6th Grade
Room: C3
Phone: (480) 812-6145
Email: Schlesak

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I am so excited to be apart of our students capstone year in 6th grade. It is a year of embracing leadership, exploration of curriculum, and self-awareness as a learner. In C-Pod, every 6th grader is an engineer, scientist, historian, author, mathematician, and so much more. Our day is full of discovery, reflection, and most importantly, growth.

My Education and Professional Background

In 2013 I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, with an endorsement in ELA middle school education. After two years of teaching in the Chicagoland suburbs, I started my Arizona career in 2015. In January of 2019 I received my Master's in Education with School Counselor certification.

My Educational Philosophy

While teachers seem to be the keepers-of-all-knowledge and the door to the unknown, we are truly guides to student experiences and connections. It is my philosophy to create a safe environment that is full of curiosity and questioning. Equally as important as academic development, social emotional learning throughout the day is intentional and supported in an effort to cultivate the whole child. I believe that everyday is a chance to grow in our community, in content, and as an individual.

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