Degrees and Certifications:
Northern Arizona University Bachelors' of Science in General Elementary(k-8) and Special Education (k-12). Golden Key International Honors Phi Theta Kappa
Mrs. Kristina Lee
Hi, my name is Kristina Lee, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a parent of 4 boys, they range in age from 9-17 years old. I have been married to my husband for 16 years. I have been with Amphitheater for the past 13 years. When my youngest was born I decided to go back to school to become a teacher.
As a parent, I have learned that there are struggles that all parent and children go through. Not all students learn the same. I found this out more when it came to my own children and the needs that arise, as they grew older and were struggling with their reading. If it had not been for the support of the teachers they had, it would have been difficult for me as a parent to help them. Through those teachers, I found that teaching was something I wanted to do. I wanted to help students that wanted to learn, but had a delay was a way and to help parents find new ways to help their child the same way those teachers helped me. I feel that each child is a unique individual whose learning style and attitudes may reflect his or her own interests, strengths and challenges, background, beliefs, experiences and personality. Taking the time to talk with my students, to listen to them, and to observe them in the classroom have proven to be invaluable tools for me in evaluating their individual learning styles and attitudes. Important characteristics of educators should be Enthusiasm, Fairness, Responsibility, Consistency, Friendliness, Open-mindedness, Sense of Humor, Flexibility and most of all to be Passionate. They also should have Values and Beliefs, which will help to recognize the importance of individuality, the ability to incorporate inclusiveness and to affirm success. When any teacher, and most of all me, are able to put these attributes into the teaching of education, the ability to engage students will flow easier.
It is important to me to show students that, as a teacher, I am the authority figure but in a fun and easy way for them to understand. My personal classroom philosophy is- “we are all team players”. There are no wrong questions; we can only learn by asking.
My students are expected to be able to carry themselves from the classrooms I am teaching and the lessons they are learning through to their future teachers and classrooms while being able to conceptualize and sustain the information they have learned. Without the students’ comprehension, they will be limited in their options of how they become productive members of society.