Welcome to 6th grade Toros! I'm Mr. Dawkins, and I am looking forward to being your 6th Grade teacher this year.
My Education and Professional Background
I received my Bachelors in Elementary Education and Special Education from Northern Arizona University and my Masters in Educational Leadership through NAU in 2019. Prior to coming to Tarwater, I taught Special Education for 5 years in Gilbert Public Schools.
My Educational Philosophy
I’m a believer that education is the central experience that directly shapes our youth in becoming responsible adults, whom will contribute positively to our society. Education is not exclusive to the walls of a classroom, but continues in homes and in the community. Education is more than just paper, pencil, and lessons. Education is about building positive, respectful relationships with others, being part of a team and having the courage to learn through new and challenging experiences.