Welcome to First Grade! My name is Mrs. Hermsen and I am thrilled to be working with you and your child at KGA. I am a native of Illinois, but have lived in Arizona since 2000. I am married and have two sons. Being a fulltime teacher and a mom of boys keeps me racing the school year, and I love it.
My Education and Professional Background
I have been teaching in Chandler Unified School District since 2006. I embarked on my educational journey in 2000. I earned my MAEd while still working in my first career, television news. I began teaching in 2003. I have been fortunate enough to teach kindergarten - 6th grade. My heart has been in first grade since 2009.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe every child is unique and brings this uniqueness to the classroom. When we create our classroom community, it is these special characteristics on which we build our foundation. Every child can learn, but that doesn't look the same for every student. We celebrate our differences and I hope to create a community of respect in which we can work together each day to become our best selves.
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