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 I have my Bachelor's Degree from Southwestern Baptist Bible College and my Master's Degree from Northern Arizona University. The endorsements that I have are an Early Childhood Education Endorsement, a Reading Endorsement, and an ELL Endorsement. 

Ms. Mihelic

My teaching career spans 25 years.  I am proud to say that all of my years of teaching have been at Copper Creek.  The reason I have chosen to stay at Copper Creek is the dedication of the teachers, parents, students, and administration.  I love Copper Creek because of the parent and student involvement.  My classroom environment is an environment that kids will feel comfortable, cared for, enjoy learning and can explore.  Copper Creek prepares our students for the future!

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Bachelor's Degree Public Relations Minors Business, Marketing and Journalism University of Northern Iowa Master's Degree Elementary Education Northern Arizona University

Mr. Fay

 
This school year marks my 33rd year in teaching. I am proud to say that I helped open Copper Creek Elementary in 1997. Before moving to 4th grade, I taught 3rd graders here for five years. My career in teaching started as a 5th grade teacher in Deer Valley Unified School District. I earned my teaching certificate at Arizona State University in 1988 and completed my master's degree in elementary education at Northern Arizona University in 1991.  
 
Teaching is my passion. My education philosophy is quite simple. Children learn best in a safe, supportive and structured environment where they feel valued and respected. I give students my personal best and model the behavior I expect. They, in return, live up to my high academic and behavior expectations. I strive to know my students as individuals. The strong bond I form with them maximizes learning. 

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Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education Ottawa University Master's Degree in Elementary Education Reading Endorsement SEI Endorsement Northern Arizona University

Mrs. Rainer

This is my 19th year of teaching and 18th year here at Copper Creek.  I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 4th grade and I love my fourth graders!

I received my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Ottawa University and Master's degree from Northern Arizona University.  Along with my degrees, I have a Reading Specialist and Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement.

As a teacher, providing a safe, comfortable classroom environment and maximizing  opportunities for student learning are the most important factors

 

I have enjoyed many years of teaching here in the Deer Valley School District.  During my years of teaching, I have had the wonderful pleasure of teaching third, sixth, second, and fourth grade.  I love teaching and hope to pass on my love of learning to every child that passes through my classroom doors