Phone: (623) 376-4335
Degrees and Certifications:
A.A. in Child Development B.A. CSU Stanislaus Multiple Subject Credential- Chapman University CLAD Certified (CA) English as a Second Language Endorsement (AZ)
Hello and welcome to First Grade!
I hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer break with your family. I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about myself and express how excited I am to be your child's teacher this year!
My name is Trish McCormick and my family relocated here to Phoenix from Modesto, CA about 2 1/2 years ago. I feel especially lucky because my side of the family lives here and I am enjoying spending more time with them. In addition, my in laws moved here last year as well!
We have two sons, Austin and Mason. Austin is 28 and married his lovely wife Betsy in 2019 and still lives in CA where he works with children with special needs and both are very involved in their church. Mason is 24, earned a degree in Biblical Studies from GCU and works at GCU as an Admissions Counselor.
We are huge dog lovers! Daisy Mae Puddin’ Tater (the kids chose her name) is a 13 year old Llhasa Apso and Winston (Winnie) is a wild West Highland terrier mix that we rescued and believe is about 10. We also are big baseball fans and love our San Francisco Giants! We also enjoy antique stores and being outdoors.
This is my 22nd year in education. I have many years of experience teaching kindergarten, first grade, reading intervention and was an English Language Development/Literacy Specialist, spending my time working with small groups of English Language learners and children needing extra support with reading and writing in grades K-5.
I am looking forward to working with your first grader and making this a year of growth and achievement! In addition to academics, I will also be spending a good deal of time on social skills, kindness, compassion and developing independence.
Please feel free to come meet with me anytime you have a question or concern. It is so important that we work together as a team to help your child make the most of this year. I enjoy getting to know families and hope that you will feel welcome in the classroom and a valued part of your child’s education. I encourage you to consider volunteering in the classroom as well as becoming involved in the PTSO. My goal is to build strong, positive relationships with you as well as your child!