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Welcome to Fourth-Grade Social Studies! This year, in Social Studies, we will be learning all about our great state of Arizona!
Although this will be my twelfth year as a teacher, it will be my second year at Sonoran Foothills. I absolutely love it here! I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University in 2008. I then went on to earn a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 2010. I have endorsements in Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, and Middle Grades Mathematics. I have previously taught second and fourth grades, but I spent the last three years teaching middle school mathematics. I am elated to be back in fourth-grade this year!
I was born and raised in Phoenix, and I attended Deer Valley Schools from Kindergarten through High School. I started out at Esperanza and then moved to Desert Sage in fourth-grade. From there I attended Hillcrest Middle School and then had the pleasure of being a part of the first graduating class to attend Sandra Day O'Connor High School all four years. I married my husband, Drew, in 2013. We have two kids, Shane, 3, and Blake, 1. In my spare time, I love watching sports! I will watch any sport, but I especially love the Arizona Coyotes. Our son Shane is even named after their former captain, Shane Doan!
It is my hope that we can work together as partners to make this school year as meaningful as possible for your child. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time throughout the year.