• Ms. Shields   

    Welcome to 1st Grade! I am excited for year #2 at Inspiration Mountain School! 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 obtained my Master’s in Education with a focus on Leadership from Northcentral University in 2018. I taught 1st Grade for 5 years in the Madison Elementary School District. This will be my 9th year teaching 1st grade! I taught 1st grade for 2 years at Union Park and was part of opening the school. I am beyond excited that I was a part of opening another new school! It's going to be another great year! I love working with kids, watching them learn and grow! 

    It is my belief that all children are unique and have something special that they can bring to their own education. I will help 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 & Rocky Point.  The beach is my happy place! I also love spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, and going to concerts. I am very excited to have you in my class and start the school year! Go Knights!


    My Favorites:

    Colors: mint, teal, and gray

    Author: Dr. Seuss & Roald, Dahl

    Stores: Target, Amazon, Lakeshore

    Food: Mexican

    Hobby: Traveling

    Candy: Reece's, Snickers, Peanut M&Ms

    Restaurants: Café Rio, Panda Express, Oregano's, Postino’s, Chick Fil A 

    Flower: Tulips

    Drink: Ice Tea (Unsweetened), Iced toasted hazelnut coffee

    Season: Winter