Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Jenne Shields
Welcome to 1st Grade! I am excited to be teaching at Union Park for its first year! I am an Arizona native and grew up in Phoenix. I have 2 dogs (Lola & Sofie) and 1 cat (Kiki). I attend Arizona State University where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 2010. I taught 1st Grade for 4 years in the Madison Elementary School District. In 2017, I transitioned into a new role in higher education at Northcentral University. While I was there, I obtained my Master’s in Education with a focus in Leadership. After being out of the classroom for 3 years, I realized it is where I am meant to be! I love working with kids, watching them learn and grow! I am beyond excited to be back where I belong!
It is my belief that all children are unique and have something special that they can bring to their own education. I will assist my students to express themselves and accept themselves for who they are, as well as embrace the differences of others. I aim to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to the classroom each day. I believe that I owe it to my students, to bring consistency, structure, warmth, and safety to my classroom in the hope that I can ultimately inspire and encourage such traits in my students as well.
In my free time, I love traveling to San Diego! The beach is my happy place. I also love spending time with family and friends, playing board games, and going to concerts. I am very excited to have you in my class and start the school year! Go Toros!
Colors: mint, teal and gray
Authors: Dr. Seuss & Roald Dahl
Drinks: Water, Iced Tea (no sugar), iced toasted hazelnut coffee
Chocolate: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Stores: Target, Amazon, American Eagle
Restaurants: Cafe Rio, Oregano’s
Animals: Dogs & Cats