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Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Early Childhood Education
M. Ed. in Elementary Education
Early Childhood Endorsement
Structured English Immersion Endorsement
Mrs. Sharon Levake
I have been teaching 20 years and have spent my entire career in the Deer Valley School District. I was a reading specialist and have taught preschool, first, and sixth grades. This will be my eighth year in 1st grade and I simply think it is fabulous!! I have been at Legend Springs since it opened and cannot imagine teaching anywhere else - this is home to me. I love working with children and feel their energy is contagious! I feel my classroom is a fun place, where kids can learn and grow in more ways than one.
I attended Grand Canyon University where I received my Bachelors in Elementary Education. Then, I continued my education and received my Masters in Elementary Education with an Endorsement in Reading from Northern Arizona University in 2002. I also earned my Endorsement in Gifted Education from Northern Arizona University. As you can see, I do value education and I think being a lifelong learner is important.
As we move into an exciting year in your child's life, please remember that we are a team. I value you as a teammate in your child's growth and want you to feel open to communicate with me at any point. Please make sure each day that you are involved with what is going on with your child at school by talking about their day, completing homework, using technology related to our learning, and reading at home. You will be amazed at how much first graders grow academically and you can assist in that. Of course, I will do my best to make learning a fun and exciting adventure, so your child is excited to come to Legend Springs each day!
I look forward to another wonderful year at Legend Springs!