Hello! My name is Monica Dippre. I am married with 5 adopted children and I am excited to begin my second year at STCS as the 1st grade gifted teacher . I have many years of teaching experience and then spent time at home with my kids, who also attend STCS. Being a mom has positively shaped my perspective as a teacher. I am grateful to be able to spend my days getting to know the students in my class as well as their families. I chose to be a part of the San Tan community because of their emphasis on building relationships and creating a child-centered atmosphere.
Birthday: November 8th
These are A Few Of My Favorite Things…..
Color(s): Earth tones – especially green, but depends on the day!
Flower(s): Daisies and Mixed Bouquets
Healthy Snack(s): Salad, fruits, and veggies
“Junk Food” Treat(s): Chips w/salsa and guacamole (and cheese!), dark chocolate
Drink(s): Delightful Water of course!
Scent(s)/Essential Oil(s): citrus, like orange and lemon and DoTerra OnGuard
Game(s): Card games and backgammon
Sit-Down Restaurant(s): Floridinos, Red Robin, Serranos, etc.. Open to new restaurants!
Fast Food Restaurant(s): Panera, Wildflower, Chick fil-a, Rubios, Intentional foods, etc.
Place(s) to Receive a Gift Card: Amazon, Hobby Lobby, open to new stores!
Most used school/office supply: pens and paper
What I would really like is: Author Studies, New or Used: Eric Carle, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Suess, Stan and Jan Berenstain, Jan Brett, Patricia Polacco, Tomie DePaola, Arnold Lobel, Steven Kellogg, Ezra Jack Keats, Paul Galdone, Mo Willems, Peggy Parish, and any others you love!
Heroes: My hero is anyone who has the courage to do the right thing, especially when it’s not the of popular opinion.
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, working out, being with family