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Welcome to 5th grade! I am so thrilled to be teaching here at Sechrist Elementary. This is my fourth year teaching, and first-year teaching 5h grade. I am blessed to be able to help impact your child's education and growth this year.
I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Educations. I student taught here at Sechrist in the 4th grade in 2014. I made the decision to work part-time and stay at home to raise my two sons for the next few years. I feel blessed to have been able to spend that time with them but I was also eager to get back into the classroom. Teaching is my passion and I could not imagine doing anything else. I believe that learning happens when we are exploring, making mistakes, challenging ourselves, and sharing with others. The expectations that I set in my classroom are the foundation of respect that I establish with my students. It's important to me that they see that they can expect the same from me, since we are a team!
When I am not working, I am spending time with my amazing sons and we are usually enjoying the outdoors. I have a passion for doing handstands and will do one anywhere, anytime when challenged! I also enjoy art in the form of drawing, pyrography, or painting. I absolutely enjoy math and strive to help others have a positive mindset about math in general.
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." ~Babe Ruth