About Ms. Patricia Jacobs...
Position: Pre-Algebra Teacher
Welcome! I am very excited to be a math teacher at ACP Middle School. It has always been a dream of mine to teach only math. I find solving math equations to be fun as if I am solving a puzzle. I also like that these problems have a solution even if it is no solution. I enjoy putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing board games with my family, and best of all babysitting my grandsons. (I am always willing to show the last pictures of them!)
My Education and Professional Background
I completed my B.S.E. of Elementary Education in 2000 from Arizona State University. I substituted for my first year as I was not certain which grade level I wanted to teach. I quickly found that I enjoyed fifth and sixth grade students as well as the curriculum they were taught. I began teaching in the Gilbert Public Schools. After three years, life took an interesting turn for me. I left teaching and went back to school earning a paralegal certificate. I worked as a paralegal for several years when I realized that I enjoyed time with the clients' children rather than preparing documents. So, life took yet another turn right back into the classroom. I taught for eight years at a small charter school in Chandler. In 2017, I moved to CTA Goodman as a sixth grade teacher after earning my endorsement in Math. In 2021, the opportunity to move and teach math at ACP Middle School presented itself. I am enjoying the students as well as the math!
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that all children are gifts each bringing their own unique qualities to my classroom. I believe that each student will learn. I believe that each student will find success. I believe that parents of my students and myself have a partnership to help grow their child.