Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education from College of Education at Northern Arizona University
Ms. Emily Fleckenstein
Welcome to 4th grade!
Here are a few things about me:
-I am a huge Star Wars fan.
-This is my second year of teaching.
-I have four pets.
-I grew up in Tucson and actually went to Wilson!
-My favorite author is Shel Silverstein.
Defining Moment In Education
I was a struggling student in elementary school. I grew up with a learning disability. Eventually, I found teachers who cared, teachers who let me go at my own pace, and teachers who built me up. The guidance of helpful teachers overshadowed the previous anxieties I'd had about school. It was then that I decided to do the same for my future students. Because of my own struggles, I support all paces, respect all mistakes, and expect great things because I believe in my students.
Core Educational Belief
Everyone can learn. My students make the world a better place. My students are capable of amazing things. My students can do hard things. My students can be responsible and respectful. My students can take ownership of their learning and feel proud of their work. My students' mistakes help them grow.
I believe in and practice trauma informed teaching and social-emotional learning.
As for me, I believe my education is never truly complete. I learn something new every day from my students, and I am always looking for new opportunities to connect new technologies, strategies, and tools to my teaching. My students make my life better in every way, so I strive to make their lives better in return.
-Substitute teacher for Amphi District schools Wilson K-8, Rio-Vista, and Nash 2018-2019
-Special Education Advocate - Tucson Jewish Community Center
-Wilson K-8 4th Grade 2019-2020
-Northern Arizona University 2014-2018, Bachelor's Elementary Education
-In the future, I would like to return for my Master's degree in Special Education or school psychology.