|Subject / Grade||6th Grade|
|""You can't be common, the common man goes nowhere; you have to be uncommon.""|
|-- Herb Brooks, U.S. Head Coach, 1980 Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team|
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My name is Katrina Delsante and I have been teaching 6th grade at Santan Elementary since 2017. I am a New Jersey native and a Penn State University graduate. My husband and I have three children and all of them are either current or former CUSD students. When the school day ends and homework is complete, you can find us either at a softball field or hockey rink. It's a crazy busy life but we wouldn't trade it for anything!
My Education and Professional Background
I have a B.S. in Marketing from Penn State University and received my Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Elementary Education in May 2017. Teaching is a second career for me. Upon graduating Penn State, I worked in New York as an executive for both Saks Fifth Avenue and the Ralph Lauren Corporation in their retail buying offices. My husband and I relocated to Arizona in 2001 where we both have embarked upon new career endeavors.
My Educational Philosophy
My philosophy in the classroom is to encourage students to discover their natural strengths and to use those strengths as a foundation for areas in need of further development. In Room 12 we work hard but we find time to laugh. We build from our natural abilities but take risks by stepping out of our comfort zones. We celebrate our differences but also work together as a community. Sixth grade, the bridge between elementary school and junior high, is a unique year filled with new experiences and elevated expectations. I am honored to be a part of this extraordinary time in a student’s life.
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