Mrs. Misty Amos

Phone: 623-376-4330

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Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts in Education Bachelor in Education Associate of Arts in Education Gifted Endorsement, PreK- 12 Reading Specialist Endorsement, K- 12 Structured English Immersion Endorsement, PreK-12 Early Childhood Education Endorsement, Birth- age 8

Mrs. Misty Amos

Grade / Subject: 3rd Grade
 
Teaching Since: 2002
 
Grade Levels Taught: 2nd grade and 3rd grade
 
 
Awards: DV Star 2016
 
 
Philosophy and Goals 

Carefully considering the needs that all gifted students share, Renaissance teachers have adopted ideals that are consistent with “best practices” in educational programs for gifted students.

Academic Goals for Students


1.  Acquire a solid foundation in the content areas of mathematics, language and communication arts, social studies, and science. 
2.   Learn at an advanced level within these content areas. 
3.   Produce work within these areas that reflects individuality and creativity at a level that is advanced in relationship to other students of the same grade. 
4.   Use technology as a productivity tool. (Arizona K-12 Standards)

Cognitive and Affective Goals for Students


1.  Problem solve; and think creatively, critically and logically; make connections between ideas.
2.  Acquire the knowledge and skills of learning and organizing.
3.  Acquire advanced research skills to gather, analyze, and apply information and ideas.
4.  Acquire the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively both within and beyond the classroom.
5.  Acquire the knowledge and skills to make decisions and act as a responsible member of a community.(Renzulli,Joseph; Reis, Sally.The School-Wide Enrichment Model.1997)
 
 
Website: https://www.dvusd.org/Domain/3004 
Mrs. Potts

Phone: 623-376-4377

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Education Master of Arts in Education Gifted Endorsement Structured English Immersion Endorsement Early Childhood Endorsement

Mrs. Potts

Grade / Subject: Fourth Grade
 
Teaching Since: 1992
 
Grade Levels Taught: second, third, fourth
 
 
Awards:  DV Star 2016
                Math Olympiad Class Award: Meritorious Honor, 2016
                Elementary Rubik's Cube Team 1st place winners, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
                Middle School Rubik's Cube Team 1st place winners, 2017, 2018
 
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Mrs. Behrens

Phone: 623-376-4353

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Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: BA in English, Pomona College MBA, Concentration in Finance & Accounting, University of California, Los Angeles Teaching Certification: K-8 Teaching Certificate, Rio Salado Certificate Endorsements: Gifted Education and Structured English Immersion. Certificate Highly Qualified Areas: Middle School Math, Middle School ELA, Middle School Social Studies

Mrs. Behrens

Grade / Subject: 5th and 6th Grade Renaissance Math and Science (STEM)
 
Teaching Since: 2008
 
Grade Levels Taught:  5th, 6th
 
 
Awards:  MathCounts Chapter Competitions 2nd & 3rd place team Coach. MathCounts State Competition 4th place team Coach
 
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Mrs. Barnes

Phone: 6233764352

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Degrees and Certifications:

Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Gifted Endorsement K-12 Reading Specialist Endorsement K-12 Structured English Immersion Endorsement K-12

Mrs. Barnes

Grade / Subject: 5th/6th Grades ELA and Social Studies
 
Teaching Since: 1995
 
Grade Levels Taught: 4-6
 
 
Awards: 2012 Teacher of the Year, Arizona Association for the Gifted and Talented
 
Teaching Philosophy: Excellence and personal satisfaction are achieved when learners discover interests, talents, and personal learning styles then apply  themselves to meaninful problem solving and productive creativity.   
 
 
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Mrs. Crabtree

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Education, Literature Minor Gifted Endorsement Structured English Immersion Endorsement

Mrs. Crabtree

Grade / Subject: 7th Grade Renaissance ELA and Social Studies
 
Teaching Since: 2006
 
Grade Levels Taught: 7th and 8th Grade
 
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 I believe that each student brings a unique talent and background to the classroom, and I teach with humor and energy too keep them engaged and productive. All lessons are designed with challenge, choice and complexity in mind. 
 
Website: Renaissance 7th Grade
 
 
Mrs. Harder

Phone: (623)376-4371

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education w/an emphasis in Language Arts (ASU) Master's Degree in Educational Technology (NAU) Social Studies Endoresement SEI Endorsement Gifted Endorsement

Mrs. Harder

Grade / Subject:  8th Grade Renaissance ELA and Social Studies
                             7th/8th Grade Computer Applications
 
 
Teaching Since: 1998
 
Grade Levels Taught: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
 
  
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Mr. Shoop

Phone: 623-376-4367

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Education MA in Science Teaching Gifted Certification SEI endorsement

Mr. Shoop

Grade / Subject: 7th Science
 
Teaching Since: 1984
 
Grade Levels Taught: 4th- 8th
 
 
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Teaching Philosophy: 
The quote below sums up my educational philosophy. 
    “Different students will achieve understanding in different ways, and different students will achieve different degrees of depth and breadth of understanding depending on interest, ability and context. But all students can develop the knowledge and skills described in the Standards, even as some students go well beyond these levels.” 

National Research Council. (1996). The national science education standards.   Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
 
 
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Ms. Johnsen

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Bachelor of Music Education Bachelor of Music Performance Master of Music in Flute Performance

Ms. Johnsen

Grade / Subject:     1st - 8th grade, Choir, Music, Band
 
 
Teaching Since:     1995
 
Grade Levels Taught:     1st grade through College
 
Awards:
2006 Deer Valley Pride Award 
2007-2008 Deer Valley School District Teacher of the Year
2011 Deer Valley Pride Award
3 Red Carpet Awards
 
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Mr. Rockey

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Mr. Rockey

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Mrs. Schrade

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Mrs. Schrade

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