Mrs. Giurgiu

Phone: 623-445-7452

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Degrees and Certifications:

*Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education *Full Gifted Education Endorsement *Early Childhood Education Endorsement * SEI Endorsement

Mrs. Giurgiu


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DEAR PARENTS AND STUDENTS,

I AM PLEASED TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU AND YOUR CHILD TO OUR CLASSROOM.

THIS IS MY 11h YEAR TEACHING IN THE DEER VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, ALTHOUGH I’VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH TEACHING KIDS FOR THE PAST 25 YEARS. I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ROMANIA. BOTH OF MY PARENTS ARE HUGE SUPPORTERS OF EDUCATION, AVID READERS, AND AN INSPIRATION TO ME. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE TO AMERICA AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL BY BEING A MEMBER OF THE ROMANIAN TAEKWONDO NATIONAL TEAM. AS A TEAM MEMBER, I HAD THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROMOTING TAEKWONDO IN MY CITY, SO I OPENED A GYM, TRAINED, AND COACHED CHILDREN OF ALL AGES AS WELL AS ADULTS. AFTER MOVING TO THE UNITED STATES, I CONTINUED TO DO THE SAME, AS WELL AS COMPETE ON AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL. I ALSO TAUGHT PRESCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN, SECOND GRADE,FOURTH GRADE AND PRIVATELY TUTORED 4TH, 5TH AND 6TH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS AND MATH STUDENTS.

ON A PERSONAL NOTE, I AM MARRIED AND HAVE TWO CUTE CATS, MISSY AND KRIKEY. Three YEARS AGO MY HUSBAND AND I HAD OUR FIRST BABY DAUGHTER,TAYLOR.SHE IS THE LIGHT OF OUR LIVES AND WE ARE OVERJOYED ON BEGGING A NEW JOURNEY TOGETHER AS PARENTS.I’VE TRAVELED EXTENSIVELY TO CHINA, AUSTRALIA, AND HAWAII, MANY OF THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS, EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES. I LOVE TO LEARN NEW THINGS AS WELL AS EXPLORE NEW CULTURES, AND I KNOW THAT I WILL BRING A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE INTO MY CLASSROOM. WHEN I AM NOT TEACHING, MY HUSBAND AND I LOVE TO READ, SWIM, PLAY TENNIS, HIKE, AND ENTERTAIN OUR FRIENDS (I LOVE TO COOK).

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES OF YOUR TIME SO THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR CHILD CAN EXPECT THIS YEAR. OUR CLASSROOM WILL HAVE A POSITIVE, RESPECTFUL, MOTIVATING ENVIRONMENT. THE CLASSROOM WILL BE DESIGNED TO ENSURE YOUR CHILD’S PARTICIPATION AND RAISE THEIR EXCITEMENT LEVEL. THE CLASS WILL ALSO BE ORGANIZED WITH CHILDREN ON TASK, MAXIMIZING THEIR TIME AVAILABLE FOR LEARNING AS WELL AS DIFFERENTIATION ACCORDING TO VARIED LEARNING STYLES AND INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.

OUR SUCCESSFUL CLASSROOM WILL ALSO HAVE PARENTAL SUPPORT FOR ACTIVITIES, AND I WILL UTILIZE BOTH ASSERTIVE DISCIPLINE AND POSITIVE RECOGNITION TO HELP MAINTAIN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT IS BOTH EDUCATIONAL AND FUN. YOUR CHILD WILL BE ENGAGED IN SEVERAL EXCITING PROJECTS AND UNITS.

I BELIEVE IN RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING BEHAVIOR AS WELL AS HAVING CONSEQUENCES FOR POOR CHOICES. I EXPECT THAT WHEN YOUR CHILD LEAVES MY CLASSROOM THEY WILL HAVE LEARNED ABOUT MANNERS, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DISCIPLINE, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTINUING THEIR EDUCATION. ABOVE ALL, HOWEVER, I EXPECT YOUR CHILD TO LEAVE MY CLASSROOM WITH THE ATTITUDE THAT THEY ARE SPECIAL AND CAN ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING THEY SET THEIR MINDS TO.

I TRULY BELIEVE THAT, FOR ME, EDUCATION WAS THE KEY FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT. I DECIDED TO BECOME A TEACHER IN ORDER TO HELP MY STUDENTS FIND THIS SUCCESS AND TO SHARE MY LOVE FOR DISCOVERY AND KNOWLEDGE .I ALSO WANTED TO HAVE THE CHANCE TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AND TO THE COUNTRY THAT EMBRACED AND OFFERED ME THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY. I AM COMMITTED TO PARTNER WITH MY STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILY IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE A COMMON GOAL,YOUR CHILD’S SUCCESS. MORE SO, I WANT SCHOOL TO BE A PLACE WHERE YOUR CHILD COMES EXCITED, CURIOUS, AND EAGER TO DISCOVER NEW THINGS. ONE OF MY PROFESSORS SAID THAT “SCHOOL SHOULD BE A PLACE WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME AND EVERYBODY’S GLAD YOU CAME”.

AS YOU CAN SEE, I HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SCHOOL YEAR AND I HOPE THAT YOU WILL FIND MY CLASSROOM TO BE A WELCOMING AND ENRICHING PLACE TO LEARN AND GROW. I BELIEVE THAT WITH YOUR SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATION THIS WILL BE A VERY SUCCESSFUL YEAR.

 

                                       SINCERELY,

                                          CARMEN GIURGIU