Phone: (520) 696-3822
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Fine Arts University of Arizona Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification University of Arizona Reading Recovery Training Early Childhood Endorsement Art Endorsement Gifted Endorsement
Welcome to Mrs. Ellsworth's website. I am the Art Specialist for Kindergarten through 5th grade at Donaldson Elementary. I have 18 years experience as a classroom teacher in grades K-3. After teaching in the classroom I changed my focus to teaching Gifted Education and Art.
Defining Moment in Education: When I had children of my own I came to realize just how much I enjoyed watching them learn new things. This sparked my interest in becoming an educator and watching my students learn and grow.
Core Educational Beliefs:
- We learn best through active involvement
- Mistakes are an opportunity for further learning
- Persistence and determination are important life-long skills
- Every child wants to learn, wants to think, and wants to connect
- 18 years as a classroom teacher, grades K-3rd
- 2 years as a Reading Recovery Teacher
- REACH / Gifted Specialist
- Art Specialist