Degrees and Certifications:
BS from Angelo State University AZ Elementary Teaching Certificate Early Childhood Endorsement SEI Endorsement
My name is Kelley Newell, and I am so excited for the opportunity to be working with your kindergarteners in the Mandarin Immersion Program this year! My goal is to make our year together one packed full of fond memories, new friendships, meaningful connections to learning, plenty of adventure and lots of celebrations! Guided by the Arizona College and Career Readiness standards, we will spend this year laying the foundation of learning for your child's future success in school and in life! It is my mission that the students in my classroom reach their full academic potential while becoming enthusiastic life-long learners! In order to achieve this, my students will engage in a variety of educational experiences including cooperative learning, self discovery, and individualized instruction. As your child's teacher I will guide, encourage, and empower your child every step of the way! I hope to instill a strong sense of self-worth and love of learning to last a lifetime!
This will be my 13th year teaching at GP. I am excited to be teaching kindergarten again with an awesome veteran teacher, Laura Tapp, as well as, our Mandarin teaching partner, Danli Jiang. Together we will collaborate to create meaningful, engaging lessons that produce high academic achievement!
I earned my BS from Angelo State University in Texas. You may notice that I brought my Southern drawl with me! I hold an Elementary teaching certificate with Early Childhood and SEI endorsements. I am currently working towards my full endorsement in gifted education as well. A few years ago, I had an amazing opportunity to travel to China with a team of other educators to learn about their beautiful country, their education system, and visit our sister school! It was an experience I will never forget!
I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, Ed Newell! We have two fabulous young adult children! Our daughter, Lauren, is an ASU graduate! She and her husband, Chris, live in Northern California where he works for Apple. This March they had a precious baby boy, Truett, making me a first time Grandma! Our son, Weston is a graduate from The University of LaVerne in California with a degree in Economics/Finance! He recently moved to the Orange County area as he pursues his career with PWC!
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share this experience with your child!