This will be my 13th year teaching and seventh year teaching at San Tan. I am so happy to be part of the San Tan family!
I have taught various age groups throughout the years; but, especially enjoy Kindergarten. To me, Kindergarten is all about trying and learning new things, making friends, and a tremendous amount of social and academic growth. My goal as a teacher is to instill in my students a love for learning. I will be encouraging my students to be responsible classroom citizens and to strive to do their best in all academic endeavors.
I connect with the children in my class through recognizing their positive contributions to our classroom family and tapping into individual interests. I also use lots of singing, music and movement to engage students’ interest in learning.
One of my favorite things I like to do outside of school is photography. I am always looking for new places to explore and interesting or beautiful things that catch my eye.
What I enjoy most, however, is spending time with my family. I have two sons who live on their own and one daughter still at home. When we get a chance to all be together there is lots of storytelling and laughter.
One interesting fact about me is that I am first generation born in America. Both my parents immigrated to the United States from Germany in the early 1960s. I have had the privilege of visiting family there on a few occasions, but not nearly enough.
Birthday: May 20
These are A Few Of My Favorite Things…..
Color(s): blue, pink, coral, teal, purple
Flower(s): none (no green thumb)
Healthy Snack(s): dark chocolate
“Junk Food” Treat(s): Sour Cream and Cheddar Potato Chips, Barbeque Potato Chips
Drink(s): Diet Dr. Pepper
Scent(s)/Essential Oil(s): none –please no candles or lotion or body wash
Sit-Down Restaurant(s): Rumbi Grill, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Applebees
Fast Food Restaurant(s): In and Out, Chik-fil-A, Chipotle
Place(s) to Receive a Gift Card: Walmart, Target, Amazon, Harkins
Most used school/office supply: glue sticks
What I would really like is: gift cards
Hobbies: Photography, Crafts