About Mrs. Farmer

Phone: 623.376.3948


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Anne Farmer, NBCT


Hello First Graders and First Grade Families!  My name is Mrs. Farmer. I am looking forward to an exciting year in first grade and meeting all of you! I am so excited to be a Sonoran Foothills Bobcat! This is my 21st year in education. I graduated summa cum laude from Grand Canyon University. I am certified in Elementary Education and hold full endorsements in Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, and Gifted Education. I have taught kindergarten, first grade, and third grade. I am also a National Board Certified teacher in Early Childhood Education.  I love to learn!

When I am not teaching, I like to read, cook, take long walks, and spend time with my husband, James, and our beautiful daughter Audrey. She just graduated from Templeton Honors College at Eastern University. That is in Pennsylvania!  Our family also includes our fluffy cat, Tayla and a poodle named Jasper. They are so much fun and you will probably hear many stories about them this year!

It is such an honor for me to be your child’s teacher this year. First grade is the most amazing year for learning!

Mission Statement:

My mission as a teacher is to create a safe and caring environment where the expectations for learning are high. I believe all children can and want to learn, they just need the right tools. As a class, we will establish a community that celebrates the likenesses and differences in one another. I will foster the belief that learning should be both fun and challenging. Students will also learn that mistakes are OK because that is how we learn and grow. By using project-based learning, cooperative learning strategies, differentiated instruction, hands-on activities, and technology, I will encourage each child to achieve his or her highest potential and lay a strong foundation for a life-long love of learning.


A few of my favorite things......

Season: Spring

Color: blue/turquoise

Scent: cucumbers and lemons

Flower: Tulips

Holiday: Thanksgiving

Food: Thai and Tex Mex

Drink: Mango Ice Tea

Snack: Popcorn and Chocolate (yum)

Children’s Author: Patricia Palacco and Eve Bunting

Music: Jazz

Vacation Spot: Sonoma County & Western Montana