• About Mrs. Jodi Carrillo...

    Position: Math

    Team/Department: 7D

    Room: 90

    Phone: (480) 883-4690

    Email: Mrs. Jodi Carrillo

    Mrs. Jodi Carrillo

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    Welcome to Santan Junior High School!! My name is Tiffany Cajthaml and this year I will be teaching 7th grade math on Team 7D. I can't wait to meet every one of my students and look forward to developing an engaging relationship with them and and help them discover meaningful math understanding and concepts. My husband, Brandon and I have two beautiful children, Colin and Chloe. We also have two dogs, Russ and Rhino. Life keeps us busy! This will be an amazing year!

    My Education and Professional Background

    "I attended the University of Iowa and received a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing in 1998. Later, I attended the University of Phoenix and received my teaching certificate in 1998.I began my teaching career in 1998 at Andersen Junior High School in Chandler where I taught math and held various leadership positions for 10 years. In 2008, I resigned to stay home with my kids. When both kids were back in school in 2013 and were living in a suburb of Chicago, I went back to work as a long term substitute teacher in special needs and then worked with high school special needs students. Since then, I have worked with high school special needs students in Illinois and Ahwatukee. I am excited to be returning to the mathematics classroom this year!

    My Educational Philosophy

    Serve as a mentor and coach
    Encourage lifelong learning
    Share my enthusiasm for learning
    Improve math literacy
    Show that creativity and fun are parts of learning

    Student responsibility and accountability
    Critical, creative, and bold thinking
    Problem Solving
    Math is for everyone

    Differentiated instructional strategies
    Consider learning styles
    Use technology for instruction
    Student access to real life problems and technology

    Reflective practice
    Authentic formative and summative assessments
    Seek the advice and feedback of colleagues
    Communicate with students and parents
    Quality student relationships