• Dear Families,

          I want to welcome you and your child to first grade! I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year.  

          I would like to introduce myself. I graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2005 from ASU West with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. I also have an Early Childhood and Reading Endorsement and I am currently working on my Gifted Endorsement. I taught in the Washington Elementary School District for seven years. I have taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grade. This year will be my sixth year in the Deer Valley Unified School District.
          I have two boys who also attend Canyon Springs. My oldest will be in eigth grade and my youngest will be in fifth grade. This is their sixth year here and they have loved all their teachers! I also have two future Canyon Springs children at home. A daughter who is two and a son who is 5 months.
          My goal as a teacher will be to provide a classroom rich in resources with engaging activities that not only support student growth but also a love of learning. I also know that parent support makes another impact too. I will always make myself available whether by phone, e-mail, notes, or in person. I have a form to fill out for parents to be able to help with school activities too. I look forward to and welcome your participation in any way.
           Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. We are going to have a great year!
    Ms. Hermit