About Nusbaum...
Position: Dean of Students
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-812-6112
Email: Nusbaum
"Winning is a habit. Watch your thoughts, they become your beliefs. Watch your beliefs, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character."
-- Vince Lombardi

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I have been a teacher since 1998 and part of the Chandler Unified School District family since 2007. As a parent and a professional educator, I feel truly fortunate to be a part of such an innovative, supportive and inclusive district that provides unmatched opportunities for the academic needs of all learners and their families. When not teaching I can be found reading, writing, learning, and exploring life's wonders with my husband and four boys, all of whom have flourished in CUSD schools.

My Education and Professional Background

A proud product of Arizona public schools, I hold a B.A. in Education with a minor in music from the UArizona, M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction and M.A. in Educational Leadership from NAU, and PhD coursework in Language, Reading & Culture through UArizona. A firm believer in lifelong learning, I constantly seek ways to grow and connect professionally, intellectually, and personally.

My Educational Philosophy

I appreciate the intensity of my chosen career path and never dread a Monday. I am a professional educator by choice and with purpose. I believe children come to us energetic, expressive, curious, concerned, creative, intense, and inspiring. I strive to honor students' diverse ways of knowing and aim to provide opportunities for them to love learning and develop a sense of educational purpose.

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