About Popowicz...
Position: 5th
Room: B8
Phone: (480) 424-8538
Email: Popowicz

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I am so excited to begin my journey with you this year at Rice Elementary! I have been teaching since 2014. My goal is that every day you leave my room with a smile on your face, new skills in your brain, and excitement for tomorrow. In my class, you will explore the 5th grade curriculum through many tools such as iPads, textbooks, journals, and collaborative projects!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. I have taught 4th grade, 5th grade Classic, and 6th grade Science. I have taken several sustainability education courses through ASU, and coached the Robotics team with Mrs. Wahid the last two years. I was also a Testing Specialist. I have experience as Community Service Coordinator, Science Fair Handbook Co-creator and Site Coordinator, and Coding Club Co-creator and Facilitator.

My Educational Philosophy

I aim to assist students in seeing education through the lens of real-world application. My primary goal is to make learning approachable and meaningful to all students! I feel that it is critical to instill traits that promote good citizenship in students to ensure a productive future. To achieve the high goals I expect from my students, I have a strong foundation of respect and responsibility for both myself and my 5th graders! It takes an incredible effort from both sides of the classroom to have a successful outcome each and every day, and I know that with support surrounding these kids that absolutely any expectation is within reach. I look forward to a phenomenal year full of growth and knowledge!

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