Degrees and Certifications:
BA Liberal Arts, Standard Elementary K-8 Certificate, Middle School ELA Endorsement, ESL K-12 Endorsement, K-3 Early Education Endorsement, Gifted Education Endorsement
From a young age, I was exposed to many different cultures and situations that created a love of diversity. I received my BA at CSU Sacramento and taught in Northern California for five years in lower elementary grades and one year of High School before making AZ my home. In 2007, I began my employment with DVUSD. During that time, I have taught first grade, ELL, third grade, fifth grade, and now, I will begin my middle school journey teaching 6th grade!
My outlook on education has been created from my own personal learning experiences. Some memories were amazing and some difficult. I have discovered that everyone is teachable but we all may receive and understand information differently. This is where my love for presenting all of it begins and my students' opportunity to grow starts. I strive to make learning fun and self-gratifying. Together we will be lifelong learners that are hungry for more, open to new approaches and teachable. As a TEAM, (together, everyone achieves more) we will embark on this VOYAGE of learning and grow. I am looking forward to giving your child the desire to be challenged, to take risks, learn from their mistakes, laugh, make friends and be prepared for their own VOYAGE and educational future.
Covering our AZ Career and College Ready Standards will be our main focus. We will be reading both fiction and non-fiction material and gain understanding through our book assignments.
Ways to reach Mrs. Vandenboom
Messages will be returned within 48 hours during the week and may not be returned until the next school day over the weekend.